Letter: Knuckleheads Are Running Congress

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The Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.
The Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. Photo Credit: Jennifer Lord Paluzzi (file photo)

GRAFTON, Mass. — The Daily Voice accepts signed, original letters to the editor. Letters may be emailed to grafton@dailyvoice.com.

To the Editor:


The first thing that comes to mind when I hear this word is of stupid, bumbling, inept people. I cannot help myself in thinking this best describes the politicians we send to Washington.

Whether they describe themselves as Democrats, Republicans, or Independents really makes no difference. For years now we have been witness to these politicians making fools of themselves and us, to our detriment.

Did we send them to Washington to run up a debt exceeding $16 trillion dollars, a yearly deficit exceeding $1 trillion dollars, an ever increasing debt ceiling, and so on? Of course we didn’t but none of them will ever take the blame. Rather than make any attempt to solve this nation’s many problems all we see and hear is finger pointing and vitriol. This solves nothing, absolutely nothing.

I see no end in sight. The latest debacle, among many, is the so called “fiscal cliff.” This fiasco is of their own making and leaves me only more bewildered and fed up with all of them. When and if this “crisis” is resolved, somewhere behind closed doors, the American people will be the worse for it.

You may or may not agree with what I say here. However a recent poll found only 10 percent of Americans trusted politicians. Scoring lower at 8 percent were used car salesmen. This may be more convincing than anything I can say.

Ken Wehmann


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Interesting that Warren spent more money then she had on her campaign and her first act, before taking office is to be asking us to bail her out!!!! Are you kidding me? Forgive me if I don't see a lot of help coming from her...

First rule in campaign spending: Never leave money in your campaign coffers when you're challenging an incumbent. It's like leaving your golf puts short instead of long. Sure, you're close to the hole, but you were never going to make the put playing that way. Always miss long.

Same goes with campaigning. You'd feel great if you finished the campaign in the black by a hundred grand. Unless, of course, you lost. And the difference between winning and losing was the extra $150K you didn't spend on that last advertisement. Then you'd just be...well... a loser.

Your right about help but as long as Massachusetts voters blindly pull the Democratic handle without reading or considering other candidates we in this state are dkmmed to corruption and higher taxes with a lopsided legistature. A Governer who rubber stamps the legislature. Have you notice all the corruption cases were filed and prosecuted by the US Attorney not one by Martha Coakly!

Scott Brown, how soon forgotten.

At least with a used car salesman, you can return your car within 60 days if it turns out to be a lemon. Too bad the same return policy doesn't apply to politicians.