To The Editor:
I am writing this letter on behalf of Kim Fawcett, our incumbent for State Representative and a candidate who is wholly deserving of our support for re-election.
This is a crucial election and one that is truly about disparate philosophies regarding what type of government we are to have and what its obligations are to its citizens.
As a candidate who has been endorsed by the Tea Party and who signed the Grover Norquest pledge, I do not doubt that he will work to adhere to the pledges that he has made throughout his campaign. In fact, that is exactly what scares me. History, particular recent history, has demonstrated blanket tax-cutting does not lead to economic growth (see George W. Bush). Similarly, government deregulation does not necessarily lead to economic innovation but has resulted in corporate misbehavior and abuse. More likely DeSanctis’s conservative dogmatism will lead to the same partisanship and gridlock that has plagued our national government.
Kim has worked tirelessly for our district for six years. Instead of the “slash and burn” policies proposed by DeSanctis, Kim has worked to create actual positive legislation for the State of Connecticut and for her constituents. Fawcett has championed education reform in our state that would help free our children from the constraints of No Child Left Behind. She has also worked for the rights of senior citizens and the chronically ill through legislation to improve access both to the Medicare Savings Program and for hospice care and Kim has sought reforms in our foster care system. She also supported the bipartisan 2011 Jobs Bill and there are numerous accounts of Kim “going to bat” for individual constituents.
As a physician with a family of four who loves my town and state, I am casting my vote for Kim so that she can continue her work to augment the quality of life in our town and state.
Michael Cohenuram, M.D.