Says McCarthy needs to be builder

To the Editor:

Along with my letter to the editor last week regarding Congressman Kevin McCarthy’s position on various matters (as expressed in his recent Community Forum in Ridgecrest) including being opposed to his leadership in attempting to dismember the Affordable Care Act, I also wrote his office directly expressing these same concerns.

I think his response below although a form letter and the only response I expect to receive, exactly expresses not only what his intentions are but also what he spends his time on. Tearing down ... not building … America! This in the face of the fact that bankruptcies resulting from unpaid medical bills will affect nearly 2 million people this year — making health care the No. 1 cause of such filings and outpacing bankruptcies due to credit-card bills or unpaid mortgages.

I again question exactly who Mr. McCarthy, as the Majority Whip thinks he is serving ... when by his own admission only 12 percent of the American people are satisfied that Congress is doing the will of the people... the job the people are paying them to do and who are hoping, now against hope, that they really will do.

This letter is from the hand of a man who is totally out of touch with the huge challenges facing middle-class America. A man who is obviously, and obliviously working hard at building a reputation for himself that, time will show, will insure that he never receives its broad support either.

Mr. McCarthy stop playing political games and get some positive constructive work done. You know very well as does everyone that has been on this earth for the length of time you have, that the great leaps forward are an iterative process. Nobody and no institution gets it 100-percent right the first time. We are hoping for a builder in our representation not just a man swinging a sledgehammer.

Jim Fallgatter

Story First Published: 2013-08-21