Letter to the editor: The story about US Rep. Lauren Boebert was enlightening

William F. Penoyar

The Sept. 19 article by Jesse Paul with the Colorado Sun was very interesting. 

It helped me to better understand what kind of person Congress woman Lauren Boebert is regarding her inability to state information about herself except when confronted with the facts. It also highlighted her belief in the values and hypocrisy that her coalition at the Republican right-wing Freedom Caucus support. She stated in the article, “Spending is the most important issue (for my constituents) right now …. Everywhere I go, people are having a hard time buying groceries, affording gas, getting to work, paying for childcare, affording the homes that they live in — or the homes that they would like to live in. We have got to get spending under control in Washington D.C.”  

Representative Boebert’s statement indicates the cynicism and complete disrespect for the people that her party purports to represent. These are the people most affected by the inflationary circumstances and the ones who would be least affected by the reduction of taxes which the Republicans support, principally benefitting the well-off. The right-wing Republican party agenda would harm the most affected people they claim to represent by reducing government subsidized health care, education, and social services, reducing support for low-income families with children — and the loss of freedom for woman to have control of their own bodies.  

Their agenda would also ensure the probable loss of freedom for the people of Ukraine by denying them the weapons and materials they need to win the war against an authoritarian and brutal Russia.

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