Having grown up in a small remote mining town in southern Nevada, I know what a struggle it can be to put food on the table, to ignore health needs because you can’t afford a doctor or to live paycheck to paycheck. I know, because I watched my parents live like this.
When I was young, Franklin Roosevelt gave my family the promise of a better life. A slogan of his hung in my childhood home and read: “We can. We will. We must.”
This century, President Obama has fought to give middle and low-income families out of a tough economy. He believes in a country that’s built to last from the middle out, not the top down.
President Obama’s vision provides a stark contrast to that offered by Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. This election, you and every other American, have a choice: you can vote for Obama to keep moving this country forward, or return to the policies of favoring big corporations and the top one percent above all else – policies that triggered massive job losses and sent the middle class into a tailspin.
The President has worked hard to help American workers get back on their feet, while Republicans have sat back – obstructing and delaying one common-sense piece of legislation after another.