LETTER: A view from other side of 7thTo the Telegram: Rep. Sean Duffy has been promoting his seven commitments, which in his opinion he has accomplished. The voters will decide if they have been accomplished, and more importantly, how important they are in his total performance.
To the Telegram:
Rep. Sean Duffy has been promoting his seven commitments, which in his opinion he has accomplished. The voters will decide if they have been accomplished, and more importantly, how important they are in his total performance. I would encourage every voter to view his debate in Wausau as well as his interviews with the Wausau Daily Herald editorial board.
Duffy stated he would be the most accessible representative the 7th. District has ever had.
The commitments apply only to transparency and accessibility, but do not reflect his performance in the lowest rated Congress in history.
In his debate with Julie Lassa before being elected, he vowed he would vote for what was good for the nation first, Wisconsin second, his district third before his own interests. He also vowed not to vote to repeal “Obamacare” unless the Republicans had a plan in place.
A quick review of some of his commitments: Did you have a problem announcing the time of some of your town hall meetings so people could attend? What good does it do to post bills on line when your offices do not get back to citizens for weeks? Now I have to email the D.C. office first for some reason. Did you move to the edge of your district in Weston to be closer to your constituents or to the airport? Since you stated your belief in term limits will you pledge to only serve that many years? Do you really need an expensive “Duffymobile” to travel the district?
Some generic questions that move beyond the seven commitments. Do you believe women are capable of making their own health care decisions as well as deserve equal pay? Did you vote for the Ryan budgets including the pathway to prosperity? Did the first budget not include the same amount of cuts to Medicare that you now criticize? Do you favor a plan that contains the voucher — premium support — system?
What happened to the farm bill that passed the senate with overwhelming support of both parties? What legislation have you passed that created jobs for your district?
Why do you blame everyone else for the failures of an establishment that you are now a member of?
Please review what Duffy feels were his individual accomplishments when asked that specific question. I could name them but they won’t take long to read.
Duffy criticizes Pat Kreitlow for some pay raise when Kreitlow was in the Wisconsin legislature. Is this the same man who is on record saying how tough it was to live on $174,000? Is this the same Duffy who becomes upset when he is asked about the contributors to his campaign.