To the Editor: The Spectrum Newspaper, St. George, UT
Subject: Jim Matheson: Fiscal Conservative or Typical Lying Politician?
Last fall voters in the 2nd Congressional district sent Jim Matheson back to the U.S. Congress. Matheson pitched himself as a "different" kind of Democrat, as a fiscal conservative who would not rubber stamp what Pelosi and her merry band of Socialists pushed.
Matheson, unfortunately for Utahans and America, flip-flopped 2 weeks into the new Congress by voting for over 1 trillion dollars of pork spending in the "stimulus" bill that President Obama then signed into law. That bill, more about political rewards than economic stimulus, paid off Democratic constituencies to the tune of hundreds of billions of dollars. Jim sold us, our kids, and their kids into debt for the price of a few road projects in Utah.
Do you feel misled? I do. Matheson may hope that in 1 and 1/2 years we will have forgotten his lock step march to socialism. I hope you don’t forget. I know I’ll call every future tax rise, inflation, devaluation of our currency, and theft of Utah lands by the permanent Democratic majority, a "Jim Matheson" moment.