Bradley just another spending candidate |

Bradley just another spending candidate

In the Jan. 12 issue of the Tahoe Daily Tribune was a letter to the editor headed, “Bill Bradley our best candidate for president,” signed by Patrick J. Frega. In his letter, he was urging readers to join him in supporting the nomination of Bill Bradley for president.

Most people work from January until the month of May just to pay their taxes. Many people I listen to and talk with feel that this is entirely too darned much. Yet, I’m being encouraged to support a man who, in a joint appearance with John McCain in Claremont, N.H., stated, “I can say quite honestly there has never been a decision I’ve made that’s been influenced by money.” As a senator, most of his decisions were influenced by money.

According to the National Taxpayers Union, while a Democrat senator from New Jersey, Bradley voted for $70,303,000 in spending increases in the 103rd Congress alone. This is the man who stated, “I have found that it is not easy to stop spending the taxpayers’ money” while still a senator. With statements like that, “he is the best representative of our core Democratic values”? I would be ashamed to admit that these were core Democratic values and I were supporting “a man of integrity and intellect” who would make these statements and act in such a manner as to vote in favor of spending increases of such gigantic proportions.

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