To The Daily Sun,
In looking to the election of 2016 and deciding who will be elected to the office of President og the United States, there are a range of issues I would like to see addressed. After the near-death experience to our economy brought to us by the Republicans in 2008, we need someone who will use the government to provide an environment for all businesses to flourish, not the cut the taxes for the wealthy and rely on trickle down — been there, done that; it didn't work; it just blew a large hole in the budget.
Keeping us out of foreign wars where the strategic interests of the United States are not at risk is paramount. Those who lied to us about WMD in the early 2000s advocate for hot wars in the Middle East. We need to resist the scare tactics they employ.
We need someone who will build on the Affordable Health Care Act, expand choices, bring down costs, and implement universal health care, and join the rest of the industrialized world making health care a human right. Someone who will address income inequality; democracy will not survive if the present trends of inequality are allowed to continue. this includes confronting Citizens United that allows a few billionaires to co-opt the electoral process.
Due to redistricting in 2010, the House of Representatives will likely have a Republican majority, even though it is likely in 2016 (as it was in 2012), more people voted for a Democrat than Republican. On these issues, Hillary Clinton is best suited to work in this environment. With her experience as an advocate for children, a senator, and Secretary of State she will make a positive difference in the lives of the people of the United States.
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