Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Letter to the Editor from David Mainland, West Hempstead

Printed in the Three Village Times:

Is it time for change in Washington? Change has become a dirty word since the President ran on ‘change’ and gave us something radically different. He, along with his Democratic majority in both houses, has given us numerous stimulus packages, the end of healthcare as we know it, and bailouts to bankrupt corporations despite the fact that a clear majority of Americans are against those actions. Forget change; we need something different out of Washington; we need someone new representing us in Washington.

I think it is time we sent Fran Becker, a fiscal conservative, to congress to help put an end to the ruling Democratic voting block and to restore a level of checks and balances in congress. The incumbent for the 4th Congressional District, Carolyn McCarthy, is a member-in-good-standing of the current ruling class and voted for the entire Obama agenda. If she is re-elected she will continue to do so. Remember, she voted for major legislation (the first stimulus and healthcare) without even reading the bills.

Sending new people like Fran Becker to Washington will at least give us a fighting chance to return to fiscal sanity and limited government. Returning the incumbent will result in more of the same. Remember, if you keep doing what you always did, you’ll always get what you always got!


David Mainland

West Hempstead

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