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Republicans have no concern about services for rural people

By BONNIE HUMPHRIES Cadiz

EDITOR:

The GOP wants to shut down our post offices. Many rural Kentucky citizens depend on their post office for mailing in their bill payments each month. They depend on the Postal Service to deliver their medications by mail and for ordering and delivery of the things they need. Many live miles from town with no car and no Internet service.

McConnell and his party don't really care if rural people have cell service or Internet. On June 10, 2013, Mitch voted against an amendment to establish a pilot program to make Internet 100 times faster than the average high speed in rural areas. Only 61 percent of Kentucky households have Internet speeds that meet requirements for distance learning. Many rural youth are cut off from taking online college courses or even accessing their school homework assignments.

The GOP appears to like keeping rural folks uninformed. They can lie to them about what they have done for them. Without Internet and with newspaper reporter cutbacks, there is no easy way to find out differently.

Mitch also opposes increasing the minimum wage (15 times he voted against it) and he doesn't care if Kentuckians have a living wage, but he and the GOP approve "keeping the profits coming" for their corporate friends and the one percent.

The GOP is the party of the 1 percent. The Democrats are the party of the people.

BONNIE HUMPHRIES

Cadiz

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