Doolittle needs to go |

Doolittle needs to go

Terry Robinson’s Jan. 19 “Other Voices” column seems to say that Rep. John Doolittle deserves our vote because he has worked to privatize Social Security, weaken environmental laws, and protect us from some sort of United Nations Internet tax. I disagree with this logic and would like to point out that Doolittle has also helped run up record deficits by voting to reduce taxes for corporations and the wealthy, while at the same time increasing federal spending. Every person in this country already has a $27,000 share of the federal debt. How much more can we afford? When not being featured in articles regarding corruption, Doolittle has made headlines by sponsoring ridiculous legislation protecting Christmas and the “In God We Trust” logo. At the same time he’s ignoring, or making worse, very real threats to our way of life such as eroding civil liberties, environmental degradation, national security, fiscal responsibility, and government corruption. The fact is, Doolittle is not doing a good job of representing our interest in Washington and is politically far to the right of the majority his constituents. We need a representative who will represent us, rather than the highest bidding lobbyist and his warped sense of reality.

Tony Campbell

Grass Valley

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