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Who to vote for?

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Posted: Saturday, April 5, 2014 12:00 am

My party is for increasing minimum wage and against a voter ID requirement.

They say the minimum wage increase will enable workers at McDonald’s and Walmart to marry and raise families.

My first job in 1946 paid 35 cents an hour. At age 16, I was not ready for marriage and raising a family.

They also say that voter ID requirements prevent senior citizens from voting because they don’t have transportation. I believe enlisting volunteers nationwide could provide the transportation.

The opposing party is against abortion and raising taxes. I believe that our eight children qualify my wife and I as anti-abortion. We never considered birth control and abortion as solutions to our financial problems early in our marriage. However, we don’t want to force others to live as we do.

As for taxes, the G.I. Bill paid my way to college. I was able to get a job with enough income to raise eight children and assist them in going to college.

I say “assist” because government loans provided the most money. Social Security now prevents us from having to depend on our children for financial support.

On the other hand, $2 trillion in taxes enabled useless wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Marion Medwedeff