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Paid political letter: Vote for Jennifer Schultz

Ideas and opinions in this letter are those of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the stance of this paper. The author of this letter has paid for its placement. Please vote for Democrat Jennifer Schultz for Congress. Her opponent, incumbent Republican Pete Stauber, recently voted against the Inflation Reduction Act, which means that he voted against these examples and other measures in the bill. (Thank goodness it passed!)

*an alternative minimum tax of 15% for corporations (to ensure they pay their fair share for things they use, such as our public roads to transport their goods)

*additional funding for the Internal Revenue Service (for taxpayer services and enforcement, operations support, business systems modernization that hasn’t been updated since the 1990s, development of a free direct e-file tax return system--NOT for 87,000 stormtrooper auditors going after middle class taxpayers nor “87,000 IRS bureaucrats to harass hardworking Americans”) Republicans say they are the party of law and order, but they apparently don’t think the IRS should be going after tax cheats.

*allowing Medicare and Medicaid to negotiate some prescription drug prices and capping annual out-of-pocket spending for prescription drugs and the cost of insulin, too, for those on Medicare

*extending the premium tax credit for low income earners, part of the Affordable Care Act (so families can afford health insurance)

*extending and expanding tax credits for energy conservation measures (to lower energy costs)

*aid to the USDA for voluntary conservation programs (to preserve our natural resources)

*He’s even against tree planting.

If Rep. Stauber is re-elected in November, we can expect more NO votes from him on vital issues. Please vote for Democrat Jennifer Schultz to vote YES on programs that will build a brighter future for us all.

Roslyn Hjermstad
Summer Resident of Duluth, Minn.