by Bob Peickert
Democratic Party of DuPage County
It has become painfully obvious that the Republican Party and the Tea Party want our economy to fail. Their recent actions, and new proposals, are designed to do just that. We all suffer because of their obsession with controlling the Congress and getting someone like Rick Perry or Michele Bachmann elected.
In DuPage County, we can help stop that movement. We now have three congressional districts that could elect a Democrat. District #5 is currently held by Democratic Congressman Mike Quigley. District #11 has a strong candidate in former congressman Bill Foster. In District #8, it looks like there will be a primary between Raja Krishnamoorthi and Tammy Duckworth. These campaigns will definitely help our down ballot candidates. DuPage is turning blue.
Regaining the House and holding on to the Senate are critical. Of course, reelecting Barack Obama is a must. The Republicans held the economy hostage in the recent debt-ceiling talks. The credit downgrade would never have happened had the Republicans agreed to doing what they did dozens of times under Republican Presidents. The Republicans insisted on budget cuts that had a negative impact on the stock market and job creation. Now, they want to repeal the payroll tax cut that has helped millions of middle income workers. This is completely against their pledge against any tax increase. Republicans want to tax the middle class and continue to give tax breaks to the wealthy.
HELP US TAKE BACK THE HOUSE. Please contribute $25, $50, $100 or more now at http://actblue.com/entity/fundraisers/16889. Your contribution will allow us to reach more Democrats and Independents who now know that the Republicans' promise of creating jobs was a lie. Please send in your contribution now. We cannot let the Republicans continue to destroy our economy for their own self interests.