Support Patrick and Keating because a "house divided cannot stand"

To the Editor:

The Massachusetts state election is November 2nd.

As responsible citizens, we must exercise our right to vote and to vote for leaders who will protect our democratic rights, support the average American citizen, provide us with tax fairness and defend us against self-interests and greed.

The enemy is not government but run-away corporations.  Elected officials must unite - not use scare tactics to exacerbate fears.  From the Bible, "a house divided cannot stand..."

Two years of Democratic leadership is not enough time to turn aroundthe damage of eight years created by Republican narrow-mindedness andself-interests.

Deval Patrick has shown how good management can bring positive results.  Under Governor Patrick, Massachusetts' school children are #1 in Math and #1 in Science;  #1 in green/clean energy and #1 in the treatment of veterans.

Attorney Bill Keating, who is running for the 10th Congressional District, will fight to stop Wall Street abuses, help small businesses create jobs and promote use of clean energy sources that will reduce dependence on foreign oil.

Economic fairness is necessary, not just for a select few.  Representative Jeff Perry wants the top 2% of Americans to get tax breaks, will vote against further Wall Street reform, wants cuts in Social Security benefits, and supports regressive measures of the Tea Party.

Let's give the Democrats more time in Washington.  Two years of Democratic leadership is not enough time to turn around the damage of eight years created by Republican narrow-mindedness and self-interests.

Please support Governor Deval Patrick and Attorney Bill Keating.

Thank you.

Maxine Wolfset
Mashpee, MA

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