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An Open Letter to Kit Bond

September 28th, 2007 by mopns · 2 Comments

While we’re not too pleased with Sen. Bond and the other Republican Senators voting for the S-CHIP legislation yesterday, there may be other factors involved with his vote- such as helping Matt Blunt next year in his race against Jay Nixon. Bond’s vote comes on the heels of the governor unveling his uninsured health plan this week. Both plans may soften the perception that Republicans don’t care about the uninsured.  Maybe Bond is “taking one for the team.”

Senator Bond,

My name is Duane Lester. I am one of your constituents and a registered Republican.

I will not be voting for you again.

I have a wife and four children. Last year I made a little shy of $50,000. I earned that much by working quite a bit of overtime. I am able to fully cover my family with health insurance.

Yesterday, September 27, 2007, you joined with the Senate Democrats and a few other so-called Republicans to pass the expanded State Children’s Health Insurance Program, or SCHIP bill.

Let me tell you exactly what this means. Read more…

CDT Politics Blog: Bond, McCaskill laud SCHIP passage

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 tom // Sep 28, 2007 at 4:42 pm

    When are people going to learn that republicans mean to grow government just at a slower pace then democrats. When republicans espouse the virtues of freedoms and liberties they really mean those freedoms and liberties of which they agree we should have. When democrats speak of the same they are implying freedoms and livberties of which are government granted. Now that I think about it that is quite the idea of the republicans as well

  • 2 Duane Lester // Sep 29, 2007 at 10:23 pm

    It is erroneous to paint everyone in each party with the same brush.

    There are many Republicans that still remember the core values of federalism. They understand the role of the federal government and abhor unConstitutional programs and unnecessary spending.

    Those who don’t need to be told to shape up or ship out.

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