Your View: Senator’s solicitation didn’t tell whole story

Jan. 23, 2013 @ 01:53 AM

U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan recently sent out a solicitation for contributions citing Republican opposition to the Violence Against Women Act. 
She states, “For the first time in almost 20 years, victims of domestic violence are without vital protections that could save their lives – all because of petty politics and bitter partisan games. ... This law, which has always passed with strong bipartisan support, provides shelter and justice to battered women in need. It ensures 911 operators can take calls and send help. It is the cornerstone of our efforts to combat domestic violence.”
This did not make sense to me so I looked the act up on Wiki and along with a good bit of background and description of this excellent law was this information; “The Act’s 2012 renewal was opposed by conservative Republicans, who objected to extending the Act’s protections to same-sex couples and to provisions allowing battered illegal immigrants to claim temporary visas.[5]”
Sen. Hagan knows better than to raise these issues with the people who sent her to Washington.  As Paul Harvey would say, and that’s the rest of the story.
It’s Kay Hagan who is playing petty politics and bitter partisan games that has cost our domestic violence victims the protection of this law and she wants to mislead us on how that happened.
Sources: info@kayhagan.com  “still in shock”  Jan. 17, 2013
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Violence_Against_Women_Act
MICHAEL TELLEKAMP
High Point

Baker’s debt ceiling solutions on target
I agree 100 percent with Charles Baker’s letter in Your View Sunday (“Here’s a solution to the debit ceiling issue”).
Everything Baker mentioned should take place. This should happen before Obama withholds Social Security, Medicare cost and veteran’s benefits.
As Baker stated, it might not be enough to fix the problem but it would certainly put a big hole in the debt.
PAT CAIN
High Point

 


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