Norman Singer: Nonvoters will pay

March 18, 2013 

Nonvoters will pay

Barry Saunders cuts right to the quick when he quotes Shakespeare as saying “the fault, dear nonvoters, lies not in our stars, but in ourselves” (“Nonvoters don’t get to whine,” Feb. 26).

Those of us who were willing to miss the train in the voting of Pat McCrory for governor must now live with their mistakes. Republicans traditionally cut services such as Medicaid, unemployment and health care because their aim is strictly to benefit the wealthy under the guise of providing jobs. We have all known this for many years.

There is no reason, except greed and self interest, to explain why McCrory would not accept federal money that would have opened the doors for Medicaid assistance to 500,000 citizens, who need it to survive. We are one of the few countries in the world that have free elections, and we abuse that privilege. By not voting or under-voting, we are indeed letting the “wolf in sheep’s clothing” into our midst.

Norman Singer


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