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Reader's view: Cravaack supports the rich over the people who need help

I am a longtime resident of Minnesota's 8th Congressional District, and I'm writing today because I am absolutely fed up with Rep. Chip Cravaack's support of a $2.6 trillion tax cut for the rich and cuts to Medicare.

I am a longtime resident of Minnesota's 8th Congressional District, and I'm writing today because I am absolutely fed up with Rep. Chip Cravaack's support of a $2.6 trillion tax cut for the rich and cuts to Medicare.

I would be a dead duck without my Medicare. If the costs of Medicare go up, I would no longer be able to afford it. I'm fed up with Rep. Cravaack and his support for millionaires and the 1 percent over us and the hard-working people who represent the 99 percent. I would love to be able to enjoy a pancake breakfast every now and then, but I live on a very fixed income that I have worked very hard for my whole life. I only ask for a quality of life that would be stolen from me if the "millionaire's dream budget" passed that Rep. Cravaack supports.

Who benefits the most from this budget? The 1 percent. Who receives most of the tax breaks from this budget? The 1 percent. Who bears the burden of the budget? The 99 percent. We pay our fair share in taxes. This budget allows corporations to pay less in taxes than we do. It's unfair.

I urge Rep. Cravaack to support the 99 percent and to end his support for millionaires and for cuts to Medicare. Hard-working people like me would be goners without the support of Medicare. The rich don't need the help; we, the 99 percent, do.

Marie Lasky

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Duluth

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