Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: Thompson touts bipartisanship but is anything but

Those who saw the 5th Congressional District debate Monday learned that Rep. Glenn Thompson is a “bipartisan” kind of guy.

That was his message on almost every subject discussed at the debate.

However, anyone who follows the voting record of our representatives, as published in the “Roll Call” in the Centre Daily Times, knows better.

Thompson may think of himself as a bipartisan representative, but his voting record doesn’t support his message.

We also learned that the U.S. Senate is the real problem in Washington because the Senate would not take up key House bills supported by Thompson — “common folk” issues like Paul Ryan’s budget to “gut” Social Security, Medicare and the Affordable Care Act.

If Thompson wants us to believe he is working for the best interest of the majority of his constituents, he can keep on pretending.

It is time for a change.

Kerith Strano Taylor is a breath of fresh air in our district, capable of doing a better job.

Vote on Nov. 4 to put her to work for the common folks.

Richard Shreve