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Reader asks Gibson to put constituents before lobbyists

To the News Enterprise:

I learned from Chris Gibson that he has signed Grover Norquist’s pledge to oppose any effort to increase marginal tax rates for individuals or businesses. Never mind that Grover Norquist’s goal is to downsize our government to the point where it “fits in a bathtub,” in essence committing our country to anarchy. Apparently, Mr. Gibson agrees with this goal and furthermore, by his actions, our congressman for New York’s 20th Congressional District is telling us he favors allegiance to Mr. Norquist over his allegiance to his constituents, his country, and our democracy in general.

There would seem to be no hope of regaining our democracy when we have elected representatives of the people preferring to commit themselves to a non-elected and bullying political lobbyist than make the effort to think independently and constructively about potential legislation that might aid in efforts to remedy our significant deficit.

Wes Dingman

North Creek

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