Saturday April 21, 2018
Weekly lists of congressional actions are a must-read.
On Sundays, the Reading Eagle lists how our congressmen and senators representing our area voted on pending legislation the previous week. Everyone who is interested in knowing who is really voting for their interests should read this. Politicians will lie to constituents. How they vote shows who they really support. It's critical to know this.
For instance, on April 11 our four Republican congressmen joined most other lawmakers in their party in voting against protecting our Social Security and Medicare. Democrats had put forth a bill to protect those programs from deep governmentwide spending cuts if and when a balanced budget amendment were added to the Constitution (which Republicans are trying to do).
Social Security and Medicare are vitally important to older Americans, and the truth must be made known as to which party wants these programs limited and lessened and which wants them strong and secure.
Do not rely on cable TV or talk radio to find out what is really going on with your politicians. What's offered there are very biased opinions and not the facts. Individuals should find out themselves who has their best interests at heart. People need to get educated on how their representatives actually vote.
I would encourage readers to become informed voters and read the Sunday Reading Eagle regularly. It does a body good.
People should note how lawmakers vote