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Hancock is not working for us

Bemidji Tea Party type Republican Rep. David Hancock and his “1-percenters” want to destroy our state government. He and his Bemidji counterpart, Republican Sen. John Carlson, are only working for Wall Street insurers, banks and corporations. They sure are not working for us.

During the 2011 and 2012 legislative sessions that Hancock has represented this district in St. Paul, he has irresponsibly voted 14 times against balancing the state budget, 11 times against public and college school funding, 12 times against health care and safety for working, elderly, disabled and poor people, three times against law enforcement concerns, three times against environmental protections, 20 times against the working class people who generate wealth for everyone else while getting lower and lower wages, and five times against farmers and small businesses.

Instead, Hancock voted 12 times for corporations, insurers and special interests and 11 times against fair taxes for those corporations and the rich that saddle the rest of us with their tax share.

These votes show that Hancock and his Tea Party Republican friends with their trickle-down “voodoo economics” are waging class warfare against the working class with the repeated lie that these corporate tax breaks create jobs. These tax breaks instead go to Chinese and other foreign investors.

Or tax breaks go to Republican super pacs that buy advertisements to hide the fact corporations purchase tax breaks with campaign donations that totally corrupt our democracy and tax fairness.

In November, vote out Republican Rep. Hancock and his counterpart Sen. John Carlson, who represent only tax-ducking, fat-cat Republicans.