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Vote them out before it's too late

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Sunday, June 16, 2019

I believe, in general, Republican legislators in the state and federal government don't give a darn about the well being of the people. They have recently reduced the regulations on air and water quality, saying that they are too restrictive, and that reducing them is “good enough.” What they don't say is that these regulations are really protections, and should be called that.

They don't care that your children and grandchildren may suffer from asthma and other respiratory diseases because of what they're letting the big power suppliers and others spew into the air. They don't care about the water quality you and your family drink, as long as the supplying corporations can make a few extra bucks by saying “it's still safe enough.” Yeah, just like in Flint, Michigan! These extra bucks don't go into your pocket, they go into the CEO's and the corporate investors' pockets who don't care about you or your family's health.

And to all those climate change deniers, how are you going to answer your grandchildren when they ask, “Why did you let this happen?” Are you going to say, “The Republicans told us it was just a natural occurence, and I believed them — how was I supposed to know that all those scientists who warned us, were correct?”

Yes, I'm angry, and you should be too.

For all our, and our family's good, let's vote them out of office before it's too late.

Howard Tepper

Greenville

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July 14, 2019

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July 10, 2019

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June 30, 2019

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