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Waste of money

May 17, 2012
The Daily Mining Gazette

To the editor:

Recently, I received a flyer from Dr. Dan Benishek, congressman for our district in Washington D.C. It says plainly in the corner that it was "prepared, published, and mailed at taxpayer expense." The flyer is high-quality, colorful, durable -- and says absolutely nothing.

According to the flyer, Congressman Benishek: "believes in reducing federal regulations ... supports reducing the federal debt ... wants to see the tax code reformed ... supports responsibly increasing American energy production." Okay - so who doesn't want these things? The flyer completely failed to mention whether or not Congressman Benishek was actually doing anything about these problems.

If you're going to spend our money, Congressman, letting us knowing what is happening, I think it is only fair that something actually be happening.

This mailing was not only a colossal waste of taxpayer money and an insult to those who received it, but suggests that maybe you aren't doing anything at all.

Maybe we should all write to Congressman Benishek at 514 Cannon House Office Building, Washington DC 20515-2201 and ask if there's any real news to report.





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