Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

The 99 Percent

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

The 99 Percent

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There is a moral movement and we need to see where Sen. Pat Toomey and U.S. Reps. Keith Rothfus, Tim Murphy and others stand on each issue. We need to decide who is included in "we the people" and which policies, laws and actions support all of us. For me, it is "Time for the 99."

I cannot divide against hate groups. I don't want to give them that power. Focusing on "99" rather than the 1 percent enables the tapestry of America in all its colors. It focuses on the economic security of "our" people and breathes life into the middle class. It ensures we harbor the vulnerable and we take care of the sick. There is no "new deal." This is the God-given right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

There is no party in this movement. There is simply "us" - the 99 percent. We no longer listen to leaders who divide us for their own political gain. …

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