Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

Opinion

January 6, 2013

In Your View

(Continued)

ASHLAND — Massie’s  vote against own party

Before the vote on the “fiscal cliff” situation, I sent an email to U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie, R-4th.

 I said The Week Magazine reported 61 percent of Republicans believe increasing taxes on the very wealthy is a good idea. I urged the congressman to vote to represent the vast majority of Republicans.

I saw that vote as a “win/win” situation for him; that is, he could do the “right” thing and also represent those who sent him where he now sits. 

But Congressman Massie voted against the thinking of 61 percent of Republicans. We have to ask what “representative” may mean.

Andrew L.J. James, Grayson

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