To the Editor:
On Tuesday, Oct. 15, I delivered to Rep. Meadows’ office in Hendersonville more than 32,000 signatures of people from all over the U. S. who were objecting to his role in trying to close down the government. This website was from Faithful America, made up of Christians from many denominations who are concerned about the poor and needy being exploited by the far Right. Many people from all over WNC had signed on to the web site, which was in operation only six days. Signatures from people in Rep. Meadows’ district include the following locations: Burnsville, Hendersonville, Rosman, Sylva, Waynesville, Bat Cave, Asheville, Cedar Mountain, Franklin, Lenoir, Brevard, Mars Hill, Cullowhee, Flat Rock, Bakersville, Leicester, Candler, Whittier, Hildrabran, Barnsville, Newland, Weaverville, Morganton, Murphy, Hayesville, Mills River, Maggie Valley and Lake Junaluska.
According to the an article in the New Yorker in August, our congressman sent a petition to many of the tea party Republicans suggesting a government shutdown if they could not stop ObamaCare. He also voted to keep the government shut down; fortunately there were enough intelligent Republicans and Democrats to end the shutdown.
This shutdown has cost the government more than $24 billion and caused thousands of people hardship and loss of income.
When election time comes around, I suggest we send Rep. Meadows back to his gated community in Highlands, where he and his wealthy neighbors live. I think the poor and middle class people in our district deserve someone better.
Robert G. Fulbright