Public Comment


By Arthur Blaustein
Friday November 02, 2012 - 10:52:00 AM

The stakes are high.

These issues matter to me and they should matter to you!  


1. Voter Suppression  

2. Women's Choice  

3. Global Warming  

4. Public Education and Student Loans  

5. Decent Jobs at Livable Wages  

6. Medicare and Medicaid  

7. National Health Insurance  

8. Campaign Finance Reform  

9. Separation of Church and State  

10. PBS and NPR  

11. The Supreme Court and Federal Judges  

12. Increasing Poverty, Hunger and Homelessness  

13. Assault Weapons on the Street  

14. Social Security  

15. Consumer Protection  

16. Immigration Reform  

17. Preemptive War and National Security  

18. Disaster Preparedness  

19. Mal-distribution of Wealth  

20. Fair and Progressive Tax Reform  

21. Basic research in Science, Health and Technology  

22. Renewable Energy and a Sustainable Environment  

23. National Endowment for the Arts and The Humanities  

24. Cronyism, Manipulation and Incompetence in Government  

25. Infrastructure Development: Mass Transit, Energy Grid, Schools, Bridges, Roads, Airports  

"After careful analysis of the issues listed above, one can safely conclude that Obama's positions are mainstream, moderate and reasonable; whereas Romney's positions are ideological, opportunistic and dangerously radical.... The choices are stark and the stakes are high. The consequences could be devastating." *  


It is suggested that you forward this email to at least 20 family and friends, especially those living in battleground states. Ask them to forward these "25 Reasons..." to another 20 people and help get the word out. Eleven Battleground or Swing States: Colorado, Florida, Iowa,,Ohio, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Wisconsin 

*Excerpts from a recent article by Professor Arthur Blaustein who teaches Community and Economic Development and Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. 

Blaustein's latest book is DEMOCRACY IS NOT A SPECTATOR SPORT.... 

He was chairman of the National Advisory Council on Economic Opportunity under Presidents Carter and Reagan; and served on the board of The National Endowment for the Humanities under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W.Bush.