To The Editor:
Once again, Connie Mack is pushing his penny plan, in recently mailed literature. It is no less damaging, no matter how many times, he repeats a very bad idea.
It will take $600 - $1,000 out of seniors' Social Security incomes over a period of six years.
It will reduce payments of funds to Medicaid programs already reduced substantially. It will reduce Medicaid payments to all who are covered in Medicare.
It will severely hurt the middle class American.
So, why should we the voters vote for some candidate who is willing to hurt so many?
In my opinion, Connie Mack is a classic example of a legislator who represents only the wealthiest one 1 percent. In Lee County, he would represent only 6,188 people while the 99 percent (612,566 people) he would not legislate in their favor.
So on a statewide basis, would we not prefer a candidate who would represent the majority, not the 1 percent wealthiest among us, a serious question for voters in 2012. We in Lee County are lucky he will not represent Lee County in the House of Representatives after 2012.
Rep. Connie Mack, a Republican, is one of the candidates challenging U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, a Democrat, in the November election, if Mack makes it through the Primary in August. Ed.