A vote for government, against the people

To the editor:

Thinking back to the campaigns our elected representatives ran should prove the character of each of them. What happened to the promise of representing the people? What happened to the promise to fight corruption? What happened to the promise to end “politics as usual” in Washington?

What happened to the oath to protect the provisions of the Constitution of the United States? Why is it so hard to understand that the vote on government-run health care was more than a vote for a particular bill? It was a vote against the majority of the American people, the very people that were promised representation.

Democracy, by its own definition, suffered a potentially fatal blow on Sunday when those entrusted with representation of the majority of the people sided with personal and political interest rather than the people and their own personal honor.

We will not forget!

Jim Andreas

Las Vegas

Broken promise

To the editor:

In winning election, the president promised health care change, but he promised us that no one would have to give up or change their existing coverage. Nine million to 11 million seniors would disagree with him on this matter.

Last year, the president explained that he wanted to get rid of Medicare Advantage. Was it that he was misinformed when he told us that we would keep our existing policies, or was it an outright lie? Sunday’s health care vote cuts Medicare by $500 billion, including cuts to Medicare Advantage.

I don’t know how many of the 9 million to 11 million seniors will still be alive for the next presidential election, but I surely know how the survivors will vote.

Dennis Larounis

Pioche

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