Madison County Democrat announces House run

22
Jan

Madison County Democrat announces House run

Vogel, 72, held a meet and greet Saturday at the Gainesville Civic Center to announce his candidacy. The retired professor said he has a “no slogan” approach to policy, with an emphasis on “evidence-based practices” and an eye-toward educating voters on the issues he think are most pressing.

His foremost platform is economic. There was a sense of urgency in his criticism of policies he said have led to disproportionate increases in wealth for the top 100th of the 1 percent of Americans.

“Financial aristocracy. It’s happening,” he said, later adding that, “it’s not hard to imagine a future where every American reaches adulthood in debt and stays in debt the rest of their lives.”

The rally offered a diverse mix of supporters across several Northeast Georgia counties. One hot topic on party members’ minds was health care reform, which has seen an onslaught of negative coverage as implementation of the Affordable Care Act rolled out last fall.

Vogel said “lies and deceptions have given Obamacare a black eye.”

“Businesses are lying about Obamacare as an excuse to cut back on your benefits,” he said.

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