You may recall this ugly incident which showed the true colors of many of our Congressional elitists. Here is US Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-NC) on full display with one of his constituents.
Etheridge has a strong challenger in Republican Renee Ellmers. She has discovered that Etheridge has learned more than arrogance from his fellow Democrats in Congress. Like Charlie Rangel, Etheridge too seems to have a problem understanding what taxpayers’ money is all about.
The Honorable Bob Etheridge
1533 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Dear Congressman Etheridge,
Last week, you mailed (and emailed) letters and newsletters from your Congressional office to voters across the district. In every way these mailings resembled typical campaign ads, except they were paid for by taxpayers and not by your campaign.
In the text of one pamphlet you mailed you told voters you are “reducing the deficit and restoring budget discipline” in Washington. How much did this mailing (and your emailings) cost taxpayers? How many people received the mailings and emails? How can you explain writing taxpayers that you are “reducing the deficit” when you are wasting thousands of dollars of their money on political mailings to help you get reelected?
Congressman, you have over a million dollars in your campaign account, much of it donated by unions and Wall Street special interests. Why didn’t you have your campaign pay for your political ads – instead of sticking the taxpayers with the bill?
P.O. Box 904
Dunn, North Carolina 28335
If you want to help Ellmers fire Bob Etheridge in November, please go to Renee’s website now! She is a nurse, for crying out loud! I can’t think of a better person to help revive America than a nurse!