To the editor:
Regarding Scott Brown:
In recent TV ads, Senator Brown states he is for women and the American people. Let’s see what the facts are and what his voting record shows and then let the voter decide.
1st: On June 4, 2012, Scott Brown along with his fellow Republicans voted against the Paycheck Fairness Act (this bill’s aim was to reduce the income disparity between men and women in the workplace). This would appear to me to be a vote against women.
2nd: Scott is also in favor of the Blunt Amendment (this would allow any employer to refuse to cover any kind of health care choice for its employees by citing “moral issues”). This would deny women access to birth control, in vitro fertilization, family planning, etc., if their employer objects. To me, this is another decision to deny access to a woman’s choice in medical care.
3rd: Scott, in March 2012, also voted against a bill introduced in the Senate to end tax subsidies for big oil and gas companies.
4th: Scott is also in favor of making the Bush-era tax cuts permanent; this is including tax cuts for those earning over $250,000 a year.
5th: Scott strongly opposes the Health Care Act and wants to repeal it — this act reduced the cost of prescriptions for our seniors and gave those people with pre-existing conditions a chance to finally get health insurance. If this act is repealed, which is what Scott wants, seniors will end up paying a higher cost for their prescriptions and those people with pre-existing health problems will be on their own.
Is this fair? Scott wants to continue subsidies to oil an gas companies and give tax breaks to those earning over $250,000 a year, yet wants to increase the amount seniors will then have to pay for prescriptions and leave people with pre-existing conditions without necessary health care.
Now, based on all the above, do you really think Scott Brown is for women and the American family?