We are seniors in our late 70s who care for a multiple-disabled 46-year-old son who is unable to be gainfully employed. Rep. Marlin Stutzman’s many attempts (more than 30 votes) to overturn the Affordable Care Act while converting it to a Medicare voucher system and block granting Medicaid funding through the states would have been a total disaster for our son and his parents.
Both the ARC and AARP have described this Paul Ryan budget proposal, supported by our 3rd District representative, as a transparent scheme to take essential funding for needed services from seriously disabled individuals and needy individuals, including a high percentage of seniors.
Some 65 percent of the electorate disagreed with the above approach in the recent election – that is, granting huge tax breaks for the millionaires and billionaires, which would have been done at the expense of the middle class. Stutzman, we urge you to support our president’s proposal for the rich to pay a higher tax rate that most understand is only fair.
We understand the value of governmental officials having rich donors, but isn’t it time for middle class constituents in this district to have more credible representation? We urge this sense of fairness and representation well before we reach the fiscal cliff.
MARVIN O. AND LOIS ROSS Fort Wayne