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Forward, Not Back, Brunswick Beacon

Since his inauguration, Democrats and President Biden have focused on improving your future. And they’ve delivered.

The Safer Communities Act is the most significant gun safety law in three decades. The CHIPS Act boosts American semi-conductor manufacturing, lowers costs, and protects against Chinese disruption. The PACT Act expands care for veterans exposed to burn-pits and Agent Orange. The Inflation Reduction Act lets Medicare negotiate drug prices, saving billions. It lowers the deficit, reduces inflation, creates jobs, and is the largest investment addressing climate change in history.

Biden’s national security agenda has made you safer. He killed 9/11’s mastermind, Ayman al-Zawahiri. He’s bringing Sweden and Finland into NATO, strengthening NATO’s response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and making America more secure. The contrast with Trump, who threatened to withdraw from NATO, could not be starker.

The economy added 528,000 jobs in July. Biden’s American Rescue Plan and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law created 9.5 million jobs in his first 18 months, the best start of any presidential term ever. They recovered all jobs lost to COVID and generated the fastest and strongest manufacturing jobs recovery in American history. Unemployment fell to 3.5%, the lowest in 50 years.

Gas prices have dropped for 59 consecutive days, down 20% since mid-June. July’s Consumer Price Index showed inflation cooling faster than expected.

Meanwhile, Trump watched his own appointees testify about his illegal attempt to overturn a fair election. When ordered to appear for a deposition in New York’s fraud investigation of his business, Trump took the fifth over 440 times. The FBI director Trump appointed sent agents to search Mar-a-Lago for concealed classified documents.

Republicans responded with calls to defund and destroy the FBI, and competed to prove their cult-like loyalty to Trump, a narcissist obsessed with his own past grievances.

You deserve representatives devoted to your future, not Trump’s past. Elect Democrats Cheri Beasley, Charles Graham, and Eric Terashima.

Laura McGann



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