One could go through a whole laundry list of issues in which veterans and the public stand on one side and Neil Abercrombie is on the other: same-sex marriage, deficit reduction, illegal immigrants, nationalized (socialized) health care and welfare reform. An examination of each would serve to demonstrate why we should support Swindle over Abercrombie.
Edwin M. Michael
I object to this implication on the grounds that the 442nd Veterans Club, from its very inception more than 50 years ago, has never endorsed any candidate of any party. To imply that we support Orson Swindle is a sham.
Also, to use the phrase "Go For Broke" is a dishonor to the legacy of valor of those men who died on the battlefield to preserve justice, freedom and fair play.
As a member of the 442nd Veterans Club, I am mortified.
Last year, through Rep. Suzanne Chun Oakland, we testified in support of a bill that would have given a small stipend to family caregivers. This would have been especially helpful to those who had to give up their jobs to take care of family members. Unfortunately, this bill did not survive the Finance Committee, nor did other bills helping caregivers.
We hope, with reports that the economy is stabilizing, that the Legislature will be more open to this kind of support. In the long run, home-care delays higher cost institutionalization and state payments to Medicaid.
Laura G. Manis
AARP State Legislative Committee
1. Do you see Asians routinely playing professional baseball, basketball, football, or other sports in the United States?
2. Do you see Asians playing leading roles in the entertainment field in the United States?
3. Do you see Asians routinely competing in Miss America contests?