, Salem, MA

October 15, 2012

Letter: Put a stop to Congressional arrogance

The Salem News

---- — To the editor:

Let us understand something. The Republican and Democratic parties are not the parties of our grandparents. Please vote the candidate with the most character and common sense. Many of us have had it with this “do as I say, not as I do” hypocritical attitude of some of our elected politicians (not leaders). We didn’t elect them because we thought they knew what was best for us; we elected them to represent us. Do what the majority of your constituents want — please represent us.

I have asked U.S. Rep. John Tierney, my representative in Congress, point-blank and to his face, in front of a packed auditorium at NSCC, if my family’s health care is going to be the exact plan he and his family will have. His long-winded, political narrative of an answer would have made Ernest Hemingway jealous.

All we wanted was a yes or a no.

At the same town hall meeting, I was able to ask a second question. “Mr. Tierney, do you favor term limits?” His answer this time was short, “We have, and it’s called elections.”

Now I know what to do.

I don’t care if you’re Republican, Democrat, independent or illegal alien, please help put a stop to arrogance like this man shows.

Insanity — keep electing these same clowns and expecting different results!

Al Allain