I received the below in an email. I have edited out the name and phone number of the writer.
Dear Editor, I am sending the letter below to submit to the Editor in this week’s edition of your publication. Thank you!
Congressman Hinchey is addicted to spending other people’s money. And even beyond that addiction is that of power and prestige. It seems there is no level of spending beyond which he will not go. He was a major supporter of government guaranteed sub-prime loans to unqualified borrowers which led to the financial collapse. He voted for the $700B TARP bank bailouts, the unproductive $800 billion stimulus which has mainly stimulated more government jobs, the wasteful “Cash for clunkers” program which only transferred car sales from one period to another while transferring the costs to taxpayers. Of course he voted for the disastrous Obama Health Care program which will cost trillions of dollars and ration health care, especially to senior citizens and the disabled. The effect is already being felt in the form of much higher insurance premiums some with increases of 25% already. Hinchey now supports job killing tax increases which would further damage our economy which is struggling through a stubborn recession with 10% unemployment. These are only a few highlights of Congressman Hinchey’s 36 years of irresponsible actions while holding public office but it now reached levels which threaten to entirely bankrupt our country. His response to the national deficit question during his debate against George Phillips on October was to smugly ask the moderator. “What deficit?”
On the other hand this year we have a real choice to rid ourselves of the chains of this unresponsive autocratic self-interested politician.
George Phillips is a young, energized, open-minded, hard-working family man and educator who has experience working in Congress. While Hinchey is trying to scare us with campaign ads about George Phillips, none of those accusations are founded. George remains committed to education and in fact is an educator himself.
It’s time to fight back! Don’t give Hinchey another chance to increase the national debt, raid your IRA, raise your taxes and impoverish your children and grandchildren. Vote him out and send George Phillips to make our voices heard in Washington.