Letter to the Editor
This is a good year for poor people to vote because the election is so close and the consequences so great of the lower and middle class. The Democrats are for raising the minimum wage, Republicans are not. Republicans are in bed with oil companies who are raising gas prices and making record profits. Republicans don’t care about health care costs, prescription drug prices, education, or ethics. And it’s the poor who are sending their children off to die in Bush’s wars.
But the lower and middle classes are often lazy when it comes time to show up to vote thinking that their vote doesn’t count. But this year is different so I want to encourage people to get out and vote because if you don’t vote you won’t get an increase in the minimum wage.