Elect representatives who reflect Kansans’ compassion

By Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:

Our representative in Cong-ress, Tim Huelskamp, tells those who need food stamps to “Go pick up trash in a road ditch,” yet his brother received federal farm help to the tune of $1,6 million from 1995 to 2011. The CEO of AIG, a company taxpayers bailed out, compared complaints about bonuses for executives to lynchings.

Acting in unison, all Kansas House members voted to cut $40 billion from food stamps when one in five children (16 million) in America suffer hunger. But lawmakers somehow find funds for $195.6 billion in farm subsidies for 10 years. We finally have the opportunity for every-one to receive health insurance, and our representatives vote more than 40 times to defund Obamacare.

The rich get richer and the poor stay poor. I am a partner in an S-Corporation, and because the Kansas Legislature elimin-ated income taxes on non-wage income for about 191,000 small businesses, we will pay no Kansas income tax this year. Meanwhile state funding for education, the elderly and disabled, health, environment, and food for the poor is cut.

I believe in neither heaven nor hell, but the Scripture rings true: “Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.”

It is time to replace our rep-resentatives with those who reflect the compassionate peo-ple of Kansas.

Daniel Swenson

7070 Chinkapin Circle

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