A recent letter from a Shoreview representative of Christians United for Israel (CUFI) ("'Unconscionable' actions," Oct. 22, 2014) criticized me for not meeting personally with his group, even though my staff in Washington, DC has met with them year after year. While I meet with hundreds of Minnesota constituent groups every year, I have not met with CUFI and I have serious concerns about the group.
Progress. That is what was promised and delivered by Representative Carolyn Laine and the DFL at the Capitol in St. Paul this past two years. What does progress look like? It looks like a fair budget, balanced without gimmicks.
The latest DFL mailer is such claptrap: Barb Yarusso keeps her priorities straight because she's a "trained engineer." Which part of that--the training or the engineering--makes her more likely to do what she's promised, or to promise what her constituents want?
Never before have I been this disappointed and disgusted with politics in general and more specifically, with my elected officials at both the Federal and State level! At what point did we allow them to represent their respective political parties in lieu of their constituents?
To the letter writer with the horrible MNSure experience ("Disillusioned with MNsure and incumbent state representative," Oct. 15, 2014), I sympathize with your frustration and I do hope you get it cleared up soon.