You didn't hear much from or about Congressman Joe Courtney over the past two years. Personally, I was ignored when I sought his help on a Medicare issue, in spite of a visit to his office, repeated phone calls and several letters. I was assured I would be contacted, but never was. Now, in an election year, you cannot pick up "The Day" newspaper without seeing "Congressman Courtney in action" (Sunday, June 24). The front-page picture was typical, politicians sharing a laugh.
I always found it curious that the usual picture we see of our politicians is jovial and having a good time and always wonder if the good time and laugh is at our expense. I would rather see these people serious and hard at work solving real problems not special interest pet projects.
Courtney's current big effort: aid in paying long-term care insurance in Connecticut, the insurance Mecca of the country. Isn't this just more government spending and special interest catering? I would rather see my congressman working on tax reform, abolishing the death tax, closing the borders, returning manufacturing to our shore, and downsizing government.
My 2012 election bumper sticker is "Joe, It's Your Time To Go".