Tyner won't accept status quo
On the Tuesday primary election, I am voting for Joel Tyner. Here is why (and I use many of his own words):
He wants to close the budget gap by ending the Bush tax cuts for millionaires; he will work toward making college tuition free; he will protect Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, schools, hospitals and nursing homes from all cuts; he will try to expand Medicare to cover all of us; he will raise the minimum wage and invest in infrastructure; he will lead the fight to ban fracking in New York and create green jobs with solar, wind and geothermal; he will work to protect independent family farms by enforcing antitrust laws and ending corporate agribusiness monopolies; he will end unfair trade practices to protect workers and to repeal NAFTA; he will vote for clean elections so that anyone with sufficient backing (not just money) can win; he will make it clear that corporations are not people; he will reinstate FDR's Glass-Steagall Act and nix the notion that some banks are "too big to fail;" and he will vote to end the War in Afghanistan now and use that money to create jobs in the U.S.
If you think it safest to elect someone who will just squat on the status quo, pay no attention to the above. If, however, you want an experienced man who will create real change, vote for the man who has proven his ability to achieve his goals during his five terms as Dutchess County legislator: Joel Tyner.
Tyner a true foe of fracking
Joel Tyner, a five-term Dutchess County legislator, is the candidate Democrats should support in the Tuesday, June 26, primary for the Democratic nomination to run for Congress in the 19th Congressional District.
Tyner is the only candidate in the race uncompromising in his call for a statewide ban on fracking and a single-payer health care system.
His opponent, Julian Schreibman, has told Alan Chartock that "the jury is out" on fracking, after telling local Democrats that he was opposed to fracking. He says there are "reasons to be skeptical" about fracking but he doesn't say that they are compelling.
He adds that "my view is that we need to know the facts" about fracking, and that "we need to have (more) knowledge before we can make an informed decision." Schreibman's current mailing fails to mention fracking at all! And he is being funded by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which ought not to be taking sides in a local Democratic primary.
A vote for Joel will send a message to the Democratic Party establishment that business-as-usual is bad for the Democrats and bad for politics in general.