Candidate never supported Affordable Care Act
In a letter published over the weekend, the writer was badly misinformed on Congressional candidate Jennifer Garrison’s views of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). If he would have done any research at all, he would have found that Garrison has repeatedly stated that she would not have voted for Obamacare. Taken straight from her campaign website, “I was frustrated and angered by the process by which Congress enacted the Affordable Care Act.” She would not have supported the ACA because of the cuts to Medicare, whereas Congressman Bill Johnson has voted repeatedly to cut Medicare by $700 billion dollars. Garrison wants to fix the broken parts of the law, while Johnson seems content with a broken Congress.
The writer stated that we need people in Congress who are willing to go against their party, but he supports Johnson who votes his party line 97% of the time. Johnson’s voting record shows his unwillingness to reach across the aisle and work with the opposing party to fix the ACA. Garrison, on the other hand, was not her party’s choice in the 2010 election for Secretary of State precisely because of her willingness to stand up to her own party. Johnson hasn’t shown the guts to stand up to the leaders in his party, nor for the people of his district.
For Garrison, a Congressional seat is not about fulfilling her political party’s platform. It’s about fulfilling the needs of the district she serves, and that is something Johnson has neglected to do. That’s why I’ll be voting for Garrison for Congress.