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Response to ‘political campaign’ letter

November 16, 2011
Lehigh Acres Citizen

To The Editor:

Corporations may donate to both political parties, but they seldom contribute 50-50 to each party. These donations favor incumbents, who win 90 percent of elections in Florida because of gerrymandering.

Speaking of incumbents, Rep. Connie Mack is not a match for the demographics of House 14.

Mack voted five times against the S-chip bill that is a 50-50 funding bill for children's health care. At the time, 400,000 children in Florida were in need of this care.

As a representative in the House, Mack mostly showed his Naples constituency and represented their interests, but House 14 also runs through Fort Myers and Lehigh Acres.

For the voters of those communities, he does not show that he is in touch with their needs.

When the current "99 percent" movement goes forward, I am sure they will not support Rep. Mack in his race for the U.S. Senate. The reason is simple, Rep. Mack represents the 1 percent that has enriched themselves at the rate of 275 percent while the middle class has prospered by only 40 percent in the last three years.

Still sadder is the fact that the poor lower class has only gained 10 percent in the last 30 years.

My last letter closed with a plea for jobs.

This letter, closes with a plea for food. Please Google Connie Mack's voting record. His solutions of late are drastic and draconian. Closing down the federal government is not an option. It is not a solution to the difficulties faced by his constituents.

Joan Patterson

Lehigh Acres



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