I believe in the truth. The truth will set you free, but in today’s political environment actually getting to the truth is miserable.

Political mailings are unfortunately part of our system. Lately they’ve become little more than partisan propaganda. Recently our congressional representative sent such a mailing.

She claims

  • to “Back the Blue”, while voting against the bill to form a bipartisan commission to investigate the 1/6 Insurrection that disrupted the peaceful transfer of power, put police in danger, and resulted in five deaths.
  • that jobs and the economy are her priorities, while voting in opposition to the American Rescue Plan that brought federal money to our district’s small businesses and unemployed.
  • to oppose taxing low- and middle-income earners while opposing the plan that will NOT raise their taxes but will on those earning more than $400,000. Her vote on the 2017 tax bill brought massive tax cuts to the top 1 percent.
  • fiscal responsibility while backing finishing a wall that Mexico was to pay for and has questionable effect on immigration.

It’s time we are told the truth; anything else is sheer theater. We are all grownups; we can handle it.

Rep. Tenney needs to tell the truth.

Regina Sbaraglia-Kekis
Rome NY