Letter to the Editor
For those of you who are wondering if you vote makes a difference or if you wonder if it makes a difference who you vote for, these questions have been answered. Yes – it does. In just a few days Nancy Pelosi has accomplished more that the Republican controlled congress did in the last 6 years. The first thing that changed was that Rumsfield is gone. The Congress now works Monday through Friday rather than Tuesday through Thursday. They reformed congressional ethics standards, they raised the minimum wage, cut the interest on student loans in half, and cut tax give aways to big oil. The day before the hearings on domestic spying started Bush announced that he’s going to stop breaking the law and get warrants before tapping your phone.
So voting does make a difference and we are seeing the results. The Democrats are trying a new way to hold onto power, do a good job, put the people first, and hope that people will appreciate it by reelecting them for doing a good job. Nancy is also proving that women are qualified to lead and if she does a good job she will be a big help to Hillary’s run for president.
It makes me wonder if Republicans will adopt a similar strategy if they see Democrats getting elected by doing a good job. Imagine Republicans and Democrats competing t see who can please the people the most. That could happen as long as the people show up at the polls are reward the good politicians and punish the bad ones. And good government is the reward the voters get by paying attention to what’s happening and showing up to vote. Thank you in advance for voting in 2008.