Letter: Vernon fights for the middle class

The Iowa middle class has been shrinking for decades. Hardworking Iowans are seeing stagnating wages, jobs shipped overseas and a growing tax burden.

We need a representative in Congress who knows the day-to-day struggles Iowans face and will fight for the middle class. Someone who won’t get mired in partisan bickering and backdoor vendetta politics.

That’s why I’ll be supporting Monica Vernon in November. Rod Blum’s focus on national party politics has drawn his attention away from the work of representing his constituents.

Vernon will get us back on track with an economy that works for everyone — not just for a select few.

Robert Shields

Fairbank

CONTINUE READING

MORE Letters to the Editor ARTICLES TO READ NEXT ...

Sen. Dick Durbin recently has spoken about putting together a bipartisan agreement in the Senate to protect Dreamers and their legal status. Dreamers are the most vulnerable among previously undocumented immigrants, as they came h ...

Today when I go purchase something new, be it a belt to hold my overalls up, a battery charger for my lawn tractor, or a two cell LED flashlight, they're all temporary. Anything I buy new doesn't last very long. We need quality in ...

Give us feedback

Have you found an error or omission in our reporting? Tell us here.

Do you have a story idea we should look into? Tell us here.