Monday January 8, 2018
"Toomey turned Republican tax bill away from populism," Reading Eagle, Dec. 29) confirms my conclusion that Sen. Pat Toomey is not doing the job he was elected to do, namely represent the people of Pennsylvania. Toomey received about 3 million votes in 2016. There are approximately 230,000 millionaires in Pennsylvania, according to Netstate.com. As one of the chief architects of the recently passed tax bill, he effectively disregarded the welfare of 2.75 million people who voted for him, not to mention the other 3 million. While it seems difficult to get economists to agree on much, the majority of opinions I have read suggest that in the long term the tax bill will not be beneficial for anyone whose annual income is $600,000 or less.
There is not much those who do not like this kind of representation can do since Toomey has five more years in office. We can look closely at his positions on future issues and let him know when we disagree. The other thing we can do is make sure another person with similar ideology does not get elected as our second senator in 2018.
Berard N. Avella
Toomey fails to head constituents' interests