Rep. Lesser: Ryan-Romney Plan Would 'Devastate' CT Seniors

State Rep. Matthew Lesser, who currently represents Middlefield, is one of 88 delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.


Editor's Note: Middletown Patch is checking in with state Rep. Matthew Lesser, D-100, and Middletown Mayor Dan Drew daily as they take part in the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., through Thursday.

Lesser: Today's been a whirlwind of meetings and events. Malloy will be speaking in a few minutes. All week, he has been hammering home the dangers of the Ryan-Romney plan which would devastate Connecticut's seniors. He's working to do his part to re-elect the President. And of course we are looking forward to hearing Bill Clinton making the pocketbook case for Barack Obama a little bit later on. 

Tuesday afternoon, Lesser told us:

The delegation raced over from dinner to catch Rep. Rosa DeLauro who was up early. It was great to see her recognized this way, and to see a bill she has championed — the Paycheck Fairness Act — get top billing all night long. 
Later, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick fired up the crowd, women's rights crusader Lily Ledbetter gave a remarkable speech and San Antonio mayor Julian Castro established a national presence in his keynote speech. However, the standout was clearly the speech given by first lady Michele Obama. 
She spoke quietly but powerfully in a way that made delegates listen all the more intently. She talked about President Obama and the values and love that undergird everything he does. 

I serve on the Party's platform committee and am proud that the Democratic platform was approved yesterday by acclamation. It reaffirms our belief that America prospers when we're all in it together. Republicans are running from their platform but ours reflects the main stream values of the American people: protecting social security and medicare, investing in education and clean energy and ensuring that all Americans have the same rights regardless of their gender, their race or who they love.

Christopher Schaefer September 06, 2012 at 09:54 AM
Lesser: “It was great to see [Rosa DeLauro] recognized this way, and to see a bill she has championed — the Paycheck Fairness Act — get top billing all night long.”  REALITY: “The Paycheck Fairness Act… is based on a misapplied statistic, that women earn 77 cents on a man's dollar. This is true when comparing all women's wages with all men's wages, but not when comparing men and women with the same experience in the same job. The 77 cent statistic combines men and women who work in different jobs with different numbers of hours.” http://www.usnews.com/debate-club/should-the-senate-pass-the-paycheck-fairness-act/paycheck-fairness-act-is-based-on-a-misapplied-statistic So DeLauro's falsehood is what got “top billing all night long.”???
Hansa Junchun September 24, 2012 at 04:48 PM
Rosa's EPA is about as criminally insane as her Ledbetter Act, which was a dirty kickback to greedy tort lawyer who fueled her campaigns. That's all! Its all about kickbacks and payoffs. Rosa's been in Congress too long. Its like another planet. She has done enough damage, and now its time to go. But so many people seem to love her. Why not have a debate? Let's see Rosa debate Winsley, face-to-face. She is proud of her record. Let's see her promote why she deserves another 2 years.... After 22 years of partisan extremism, overseeing the deindustrialization of America, the bankrupting of millions of people, the loss of half of the middle-class's wealth, the rise of GMO and hundreds of billions of dollars to global agro-corporations, her love affair with ethanol, which caused the spreading of Arab spring revolutions which has killed tens of thousands, "saving" GM at a cost of $50 billion, her appallingly evil banker bailout vote for TARP, her pointless stimulus vote, her "enrich tort lawyers" law known as the Ledbetter act, and on and on and on!


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