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Letter: Same empty promises, platitudes from our representatives

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Posted: Monday, June 30, 2014 3:15 am

EVT’s article concerning the East Valley luncheon with Representatives Matt Salmon and Kyrsten Sinema highlights the East Valley’s business as usual approach to our congressional reps. All they offer is empty platitudes and sound bites, yet we let them get away with it, re-electing the same people year after year.

Salmon hopes education is an issue in the governor’s race? Why doesn’t he do something more than hope? He “thinks” as leaders we all need to step up to the plate.” OK, what are you doing about it? I feel that I can’t expect much from Congressman Salmon’s work on the House Committee on Education and the Workforce given that I can’t even get a reply to my email about student loan interest rates (dated April 30th).

The stance of both representatives toward immigration is a prime example of their passive approach to our problems in general. “Both agreed that something needs to be done, and will be done, but not before the election.” There is always a next election to use as an excuse. To borrow the motto from my daughter’s elementary school, “Be the Change.”

Joe Caudle

Gilbert

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