Letter: Rep. Foster needs to engage with constituents

By on April 22, 2010

Why does Rep. Foster have so many people writing letters to the editor for him? Is this a new type of free campaigning?

One thing never mentioned in these letters is that he never comes out of his office to explain what a great health plan he has supported. While all the letters say he listens to his constituents, he did not hear the multitude who opposed this expensive program; or that he will never present his support for the health bill to a group face to face.

Many of the details in this health bill are being exposed, brought to light for the public, and the public sees that these details are not good.
I have attended meetings in front of Rep. Foster’s office, and he never comes out to explain this so-called wonderful bill, nor does one of his staff come out to us to explain things, much less how we will pay for all of it.

Rep. Foster, if you plan on getting re-elected, you better start facing us and telling us why your health plan should have our support. While some update of our current health care needs some tweaking, this bill of the Democrats has nothing to do with improvement.

Mr. Foster, you had better do a clearer explanation of this bill or you will not be re-elected.

Richard H. Sharp
Geneva

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One Comment

  1. RM

    April 22, 2010 at 5:51 PM

    People are writing letters in favor of Foster because he did a good thing even though it is unrecognized by those who disagree. There was so much confusion and false information spread in an effort to stop the bill, it’s a wonder that it did pass. The bill needs a lot of tweaking which hopefully will happen before it is fully enacted. You have to start somewhere and reform is long overdue. People who aren’t affected don’t seem to care about those who can’t get coverage or those who are bankrupted by healthcare. The whole thing is very sad. We all heard those opposed. Sometimes you have to ignore the vocal opposition and do the right thing. Time will show the right decision was made.

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