I read in stunned disbelief the Nov. 30 Under the Dome item “ Bipartisan fundraising.” Actually I read it three times to make sure it wasn’t a spoof.
Republicans and Democrats can’t come together for the good of the people, to agree on a budget or to support the viability of rural farms, towns and counties. Yet they can come together to work toward improving their respective party headquarters.
They can’t agree on how best to repair and shore up bridges, roads and schools, but they gladly come together to siphon off donations from worthy nonprofit charities and state agencies that have seen their budgets reduced by a mean-spirited legislature bent on increasing poverty, so they and their staffs can be comfortable.
Now, after more than $100 million has been spent by their parties’ Senate candidates, they have the nerve to ask the public to donate their precious dollars to help pay for the maintenance of their respective headquarters!
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Both parties should be ashamed of themselves for wasting that $100 million. Think how those dollars could have helped our children, seniors and the “new poor” both sides have created!
John C. Costopoulos