Sally Stutlien, Published June 19 2011
Voting records tell real storyIn response to Janis LeClaire’s letter on Friday, June 10:
I think, perhaps, LeClaire is confused. I doubt the name Rick Berg and the words “wise,” “hardworking” and “having abilities” belong in any letter referring to either his accomplishments in his 26 years in the North Dakota House or to his five months in the U.S. House.
Perhaps LeClaire missed the vote that Congressman Berg, R-N.D., and Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., took to abolish Medicare and give her a coupon that will incidentally cover substantially less of her health care costs in her later years? Sorry, but Berg is obviously not interested in you being allowed to “live in dignity.” He only wants to make a few more bucks for himself.
Next on the agenda is the privatization of Social Security. Watch Berg and Hoeven throw the vast majority of North Dakota residents under the bus to give themselves a tax decrease. They just hope that North Dakota residents are completely oblivious.
I really do not care about party affiliation, but I call them as I see them.
Berg and Hoeven are voting to protect the rich and greatly increase the divide between the haves and have-nots. One need look no further than their voting records.