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Jim Falk letter: The GOP's manipulation of voter anger

Have you noticed how angry Republicans are? Really angry! They must get up in the morning and turn on Fox infomercial (sorry, it's not news) and just get angry. Fear-mongering, hate messaging, deception; that's Fox, and they are really good at it.

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Have you noticed how angry Republicans are? Really angry! They must get up in the morning and turn on Fox infomercial (sorry, it's not news) and just get angry. Fear-mongering, hate messaging, deception; that's Fox, and they are really good at it.

Some people actually believe what they hear, and they just get angry. I suspect Republicans are angry about Donald Trump too. Trump is hard to swallow at the top of the Republican ticket when many of his own party are running away from him.

The GOP has always been the party of the rich, largely funded by the rich, hence, supporting tax breaks for the rich. If you don't make at least $1.1 million (net) per year, you're not in that elite 1 percent that basically gets all the benefit from those tax breaks. So, as a Republican, you feel left out and you feel angry.

To keep you engaged and voting Republican, the 1 percent had to find ways to get you angry enough to vote against your economic interest. Their answer? Wedge issues, and a propaganda machine (Fox) to rile you up.

If moral principles are important to you, there is little morality in supporting corporate greed. When Republicans give a $35 million tax break to tobacco companies (yes, it's in the 2016 tax bill that the House passed in the last 20 minutes of session) one can clearly draw the connection. The Minnesota Republican Party is basically broke, so where do they find all that money to funnel into Republican PACs? Big tobacco was a major contributor in 2014, along with oil companies, health insurance companies, drug companies, etc.

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So if you're feeling angry because you are left out, you should be. The Republican Party abandoned you years ago and focused solely on tax breaks for the rich. There is an alternative: where you turn off Fox infomercial, realize the sky isn't falling and take a stand voting against the corporate greed dominating the Republican Party. Vote for people that will actually work on your behalf. Vote for Democrats.

Jim Falk

Murdock

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