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To the editor:
Scott Brown’s campaign slogan suggests that he’s for “us.” After reviewing his voting record, however, I am confused: Who is the “us” he refers to? It’s certainly not me, and it’s probably not you.
Are you a policeman, fireman, first responder or teacher? Scott Brown voted to block funding for a bill providing funding to first aid workers sick from the after-effects of 9/11. He filibustered the Back to Work Act that would have provided financial relief to local communities in order to pay their police, firemen and teachers. He’s not “for” you.
Are you a woman? Brown supported the infamous Blunt Amendment, which would have allowed your boss to deny coverage to you for contraception because he disapproves of your lifestyle. He voted against equal pay for work. He’s not for you.
Are you a student? Brown voted to filibuster student loan assistance to thousands upon thousands of Massachusetts students. He’s not for you.
Do you have a 401K? Brown has worked behind the scenes to weaken Wall Street reforms he claims to champion. He’s not for you.
Are you middle-class? Brown voted against the Middle Class Tax Cut Act in July – when your boss was on vacation. He’s not for you.
Police, firemen, teachers, students, women, the middle class. Scott Brown… who is he for again?
25 Danielle Dr