Letters to the Editor

Jenkins’ stand

September 12, 2009


To the editor:

I was sickened to see a very large piece of political propaganda from Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins, in the guise of a constituent survey, appear in my mailbox, at taxpayer expense. I for one do not want my tax money spent on thinly disguised political ads. The congresswoman mailed out an attack ad against health care reform that mirrors her comments around the district. It is clear that she has no clear plan to offer and only wants to tear down or attack any proposal that is not approved by her political party.

Wake up, Lynn Jenkins! Half of the people in this district are not being represented! I believe most of the people in the district want health care reform. Stop using scare tactics by talking about government takeovers, cuts to Medicare, rationing and higher taxes, to frighten the people.

Jenkins said that she does not support government-sponsored plans. Does that mean she does not support Medicare and Medicaid? Jenkins is not in favor of spending money on a health care plan, but she is willing to give everyone the money to go purchase insurance on their own. Isn’t that the same thing?

This is not a time for party politics. It is a time to find a solution to help the uninsured of our nation. I am sure that if Lynn Jenkins spent a year on Medicaid, she would be more interested in change.

Lynn Jenkins needs to remember who she works for, the voters.


Stephen Roberts 8 years, 8 months ago

Henry- wake up. It happens all of the time. I get stuff in my mailbox from Dennis Moore and it is political.

How do you know that 1/2 of the people she represents want what you claim??? Did you go out and asks all of them??

labmonkey 8 years, 8 months ago

I grow tired of the political ads for health care reform during football games. Election year is over, give us a break from this crap.

yankeelady 8 years, 8 months ago

What I found interesting was the wording of the "survey." There wasn't much space to add any comments and the phrasing was along the lines of "are you still kicking your dog?" Any of the available responses validated the response she wanted.

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