To the editor:
I was deeply interested in your Oct. 19 front page article, “Stimulus bill foes share in benefits.” It seems Sam Brownback, Pat Roberts, Jerry Moran, Todd Tiahrt and Lynn Jenkins all voted against the $787 billion bailout, but after it passed with them voting against it, they all had their hands out for a piece of the bailout.
They are all running their campaigns on voting against President Obama. I care not whether they voted for the stimulus package or not. What I do care about is how they are going to fix the problem. How are they going to put people back to work? How are they going to secure the length of Social Security? How do they know the health care program won’t work? What kind of shape would we be in right now without the bailout?
The stimulus bill was passed to put people back to work, and it has to a certain degree, but it would have worked a lot better if too many hungry politicians didn’t have their hands in the pie.
So in your campaign ads, don’t tell me how many times you voted against President Obama. Tell me how you are going to fix the economy and put Americans back to work, not only put them back to work, but at a reasonable living wage. If this happens, our withholding taxes will certainly help fix the economy.