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If you don't already know who Mia Love is, you certainly will by next Tuesday night, after she delivers her speech at the GOP convention in Tampa.

Mia Love is the African-American, Mormon mayor of small-town Saratoga Springs, Utah. She is also the latest Republican to challenge Congressman Jim Matheson for a congressional seat in Utah.

The story of Mia Love's parents is a classic American “Rags to Riches” story. Love's parents migrated to the U.S. from Haiti in 1973 with virtually nothing.

“Her desire to serve came from her parents, who immigrated to Brooklyn in 1973 with little money and only a hope that the American dream could become a reality for them."
Love's parents were able to reach the American dream, climbing their way into the upper-middle class by the time Love reached college.

Her parents were able to climb out of poverty and achieve the American dream with the help of a society that encouraged government institutions aimed at increasing social mobility.

Now, Love wants to either end or cut those programs aimed at increasing social mobility. Today, Love thinks the same programs that helped her parents attain the American Dream are nothing more than 'entitlements' for lazy people.

Here are a few of Love's policies that would prevent poor, working, and middle class Americans from attaining the American dream:

Love will repeal the Affordable Healthcare Act, which she refers to as Obama Care, because she claims that it is 'bad policy for our country and for our future'. Love's repeal would force nearly 5.4 million seniors and people with disabilities to pay more for healthcare.

Love will fight to end medicare as we know it, privatize social security, and gut social safety programs for the poor.

“I am ready to go to Washington and work to pass the Romney/Ryan agenda"
Love will slash the Food Stamp Program by $133.5 billion - more than 17 percent - over the next ten years, ending assistance for millions of low-income families. Love's drastic cuts "would primarily affect low-income families with children, seniors, and people with disabilities."

Mia Love is a shell, nothing more than a rubber stamp for an extreme right-wing agenda.

And now that Love's own family is upper middle-class, she has no problem supporting policies that would hurt low income families. The classic GOP "too bad, I got mine" approach.

Good people of Utah's fourth Congressional District please don't support Mia Love. The last thing that our country needs is another self-righteous, hypocritical, tea-party rubber-stamp, like Mia Love, in Congress.

Originally posted to Paddy Ryan on Sat Aug 25, 2012 at 04:31 PM PDT.

Also republished by Invisible People.

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