Thank you for your dedication and service to our Congressional district. We are lucky to have someone like you as our Congressman.
As you are well aware, the budget talks are an issue of concern.
Your common sense approach has always been to seek reasonable compromise. Like cutting government programs which demonstrate little or no success, and reforming entitlement programs so they are sustainable and more importantly address the original goal and purpose. Also, please consider some fundamental changes to Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. The later was originally intended to supplement retirement income, and it has become something much different. When Medicare and Medicaid can be delivered at a reasonable cost savings with improved levels of service, then changes should be considered. A common goal should be to encourage family friendly behaviors, and not reward anti-social nor counter-productive actions for the individual.
Also, we should remember that tax cuts established under Reagan have been the original source of our deficit. Loop holes favoring the rich and corporations should be closed. Let's face it, the well to do already have enough help available with the tax code. It would only make sense to eliminate excessive favoritism which is generally not shared by the vast majority of Americans.
I am available to discuss one or any of the proposals mentioned in this letter.
Your Respectful Constituent,