I am responding to a letter to the editor published in the Brownwood Bulletin on June 14, 2013, by Don Yoes of May Texas. He asked the question “Does Conaway really work for us?” Well, I can tell you without hesitation that “He Does Not, nor do any Republican leaders, it’s just that simple!”

That is why it is difficult to understand why a large portion of the citizens of Brownwood would support Mike Conaway or any other Republicans. Their vested interest is NOT to help you or anyone else that is not a millionaire or billionaire. Matter of fact, the Republicans don’t even care about you or your family and have not for decades but still you keep voting for them.

Take a little time and a good look at the Republicans voting record and policies and I assure you they voted against your best interest each and every time for decades. They have shown time and time again that they are for protecting the interest of their millionaire and billionaire donors and not you the average American or Brownwood citizen.

According to the 2010 U.S. Census Brownwood has a population of 20,887 people and most of you are the working poor earning less than $25k annually with no health insurance benefits. The reason most of you are without health insurance is due to the Republican Party. They have for decades received hundreds of millions of dollars in the form of political contributions from the health insurance industry to keep the status quo. Which is to keep the monopoly which in turn has kept the cost high and your choice limited, that is a fact!

So for everyone who voted for any Republicans during the last several elections you were actually voting against yourself and your family you just didn’t know it.

Perry Osieczonek