Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Letters to the Editor on Steve Kagen

The letter traffic on Congressman Steve Kagen (D-WI-8) has picked up and while he has had his supporters, there have been quite a few detailing the unhappiness that many people in the area feel with his representation.

Here are quotes from two such letters. Be sure to click on the links to read the entire letter.

Kagen-Ribble debate reveals information
I look forward to providing Ribble an opportunity to represent the 8th District constituents. We sadly need to change from a congressman who has voted with the Democrats nearly all of the time rather than supporting his district, to a man with practical business experience and the ability to hold the line on spending, reduce the deficit and be honest with those he represents.

Ronald Blickhahn,
Candidates should run on record

Kagen is now a two-term congressman running for a third. Kagen proudly voted for the stimulus (an expensive failure) and government regulation of our health care. He also voted for cap-and-trade, which would impose heavy taxes on individuals and businesses (a real job killer), and would, in President Barack Obama's words — necessarily bankrupt the coal companies and caused energy bills to "skyrocket." Even though Kagen's ad tarring Ribble with the "he wants to take away your social security" brush is called dishonest by both the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and The (Appleton) Post-Crescent, he continued to repeat it. This scare tactic is pulled out every election.

Kristine Meulemans

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