Voters in Shenandoah County have a chance re-elect a president whose only goal is to do what is best for the American people. He is not seeking wealth or power.
Some of his accomplishments in the last four years have been especially beneficial to local voters. Stimulus funds were used to keep teachers and first responders employed. Families are able to keep their children on health insurance policies until they reach the age of 26. Thousands have benefitted from new rules providing access to free preventive care with no out-of-pocket cost. Benefits were enhanced for individuals on Medicare, and the solvency of the Medicare Trust Fund was extended for eight years. The war in Iraq is ended and the involvement in Afghanistan is winding down to a specific date. He is unswerving in his respect and support for women as full-fledged citizens with the right to make their own health decisions. The economy is coming back from the brink of disaster at a steady pace based on solid fundamentals, instead of gimmicks and giveaways.
Governors Mark Warner and Tim Kaine worked very hard to move Virginia forward during their terms of office, so much so that Virginia cannot be seen today as rejoining the group of states long described as backward and underdeveloped. Virginia's low rate of unemployment is attributable to the above average literacy level and the presence of federal government or related jobs. Keep Virginia moving forward in consonance with enlightened people of other states.
Our problems cannot be solved if they and their source cannot be identified in an honest way. How can we solve a problem if we cannot truthfully state what it is and how it came into being? Truth is important. Andy Schmookler's campaign for Congress is primarily devoted to bringing truth back into political discourse.
Vote to re-elect President Obama, elect Kaine as U.S. senator and Andy Schmookler as congressman.
Luther Santiful, Edinburg