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    my own Congresscritters town halls, so I didn't get to hear what people were talking about or asking about.
    Here's what my tea party representative told me that "Kansans" were concerned about:

    Create certainty and get Washington out of the way so entrepreneurs can create jobs and prosperity and flourish:

    Translation: remove regulations protecting our air and water, lower taxes for "job creators".

    The inability of business owners of all sizes – small, medium, and large – to predict what Washington will pull out of its hat next leaves them unable to prepare and anticipate for the future. Health care is one area where there is also a desperate need for certainty: when I toured the Salina Regional Medical Center, leaders shared with me their desires to make sure that Washington has no tricks up its sleeve, and preserves a workable, profitable health care system in rural America.

    Again, no concern for people without jobs, but for business owners, and no concern for people who can't afford to go to the doctor, only that rural clinics are "workable" and "profitable".

    No one needs to wonder why I vote for Democrats, I'm living in a red, red state, and I see what these people are like close up.

    You will never know what it’s like to work on a farm until your hands are raw, just so people can have fresh marijuana. Jack Handey

    by skohayes on Mon Aug 29, 2011 at 04:56:03 PM PDT

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