As a land owner and tax payer in the great state of North Dakota, I read with appreciation and interest Kent Rogne’s July 24 letter as he perfectly characterized the Heidi Heitkamp campaign.
Rogne’s letter starts out with taxes, the silliness of pledging not to raise them and the usual liberal screed on that scary anti-tax boogeyman, Grover Norquist.
Herein lies the first problem with Heitkamp; obviously another tax-and-spend liberal social Democrat who never met a tax she didn’t like.
By the way, I find it curious that even wealthy pro-tax liberals whether the wealth is inherited, self-made or newly minted always seek ways to limit their own tax liability while insisting others pay more. And why is reduced spending not even a curiosity with many of these people?
The Heitkamp campaign likes to keep it local as all candidates do (I have no doubt both senatorial candidates will do what is best for North Dakota).
The question we must ask is, “what will they do when they get to Washington?”
The second problem with Heitkamp; it is a given that she will fall into lock step with the destructive leftist policies of current Senate leaders Harry Reid, Charles Schumer and Patty Murray, etc. given her admitted fealty to the Obama administration. These are the leaders of a Senate that haven’t been able to agree with their own president on a budget in three years.
Rogne listed her public service tenure and praises her “spirit of compromise and civility,” while the Heitkamp campaign has been railing against businessman Berg’s “politics as usual.”
For those able to see the irony here, there’s a third problem; she is a career politician, politics is all she knows and she is now working and spending to land her dream job. Isn’t that a key problem with Washington today?
Michael Kubik, Forney, Texas