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Rep Brat’s recent tone-deaf comments at the Chesterfield jail underscore that as the Tea Party Spokesman for the 7th District he only sees labels, not people. He made the same point during the debate in Culpeper failing to address himself to the centrist campaign of Abigail Spanberger, but trying to label her as “Nancy Pelosi.” Even the bipartisan crowd at the Beer Hound laughed in unison at his weak debate technique.
Dr. Neviaser’s column in the last edition of the Culpeper Times trotted out more labels while also claiming Brat’s vote for the Republican tax bill was good for the economy. But in fact it will blow a $1.5 trillion hole in the budget. The government debt is rising as we speak.
Now when President Reagan increased the debt, at least he bought something – more equipment for the U.S. military. The bill Brat supported bought nothing. It gave tax revenue back to corporations and the 1%.
This inequity explains why our industrial and farm incomes have not grown. From 1997 to the present the top 10% received all of the U.S. income growth and the bottom 90% received nothing.
BTW where is your tax money Brat gave to the top corporations going? The financial news is the companies are recycling it through the stock market. After all, CEOs receive bonuses if the stock price increases. Do consider that when you go to the polls this November.
Editor’s Note: this letter originally appeared in the Culpeper Times, and has been re-posted here with the author’s permission.
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