Friday letters: We call these public servants?

October 4, 2013 

Congress Returns

.

J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE — AP

A Tuesday headline in The State read, “Congress’ angry showdown ends in a federal shutdown.”

Congress has names and faces. These individuals harassed us with their phone calls to get elected. They bombarded our mailboxes, explaining why they were the best fit for the job. They butted in on our favorite programs. Many of the same people and businesses that contributed to their campaigns will now suffer from this shutdown.

We waited long hours and took off personal time to stand in line to vote for them. The person you voted for is drawing a salary during this shutdown while our economy and retirement hangs in the balance. Although I am and forever will be a patriot, I am having serious doubts about the people that we have elected to be our “public servants”.

Rod Dalton

Columbia

The State is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service