Bergman needs to respond better

I wrote U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman about important issues. He only responded to my concern about Russian bounties on U.S. servicemen. Bergman’s Aug. 10 response, abbreviated, was:

“Thank you for contacting me with your concerns about recent reports of Russian intelligence units paying the Taliban to attack U.S. Forces in Afghanistan … please know I am resolved to take any appropriate and proportional steps to ensure our service members are protected.”

He didn’t say exactly what he was going to do or how he was going to call President Donald Trump to account for his response to Vladimir Putin’s bounties for the murders of U.S. servicemen. Nor did Bergman address my concern about Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s sabotage of the U.S. Postal Service — e.g., a letter sent to my wife from Illinois took 15 days from the postmark date to reach Kingsford — making speedy delivery of mailed votes questionable. Nor did Bergman address my concern about the president’s attacks on Social Security and Medicare, which will defund both Social Security and Medicare when the payroll withholding ends.

The voters in Congressional District 1 deserve to know what Bergman plans to do to protect our servicemen, our Post Office, our Social Security and our Medicare. Like the old ad put it, “Inquiring minds want to know.”


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