LETTER: Elect DePasquale, a true leader
Businessman. Soldier. Leader. Three words on his yard signs. The businessman polluted a stream, falsified records and accepted an ARD. The soldier supports a commander in chief who belittles war heroes, and calls our veterans “suckers and losers?” The career soldier became a career politician who “seeks to control government spending by doing a better job of spending your hard-earned tax dollars effectively and efficiently.”
The politician said he would “live and set an example every day in everything he does because he’s doing the work of a servant.” The politician has been living off taxpayer dollars — a generous military pension, a state pension and almost a million dollars in salary since joining Congress, while crusading against big spending. Life is tough as a “servant.” It is no wonder this politician has trouble understanding the concept of “living paycheck to paycheck.”
A leader does not march in line with big donors and special interests. A leader does not stand behind members of an obstructionist caucus and nod like a puppet. A leader does not vote 97% of the time with a president who has not a single shred of humility, honesty or integrity. A leader takes issue when women are disparaged and the disabled are mocked. A leader inspires with quiet words, not angry bluster. A leader has the moral and ethical courage to set a good example. A leader does not pollute a stream and cry victim; does not triple dip taxpayer funds and call himself a servant. A leader has the compassion to look back and lift up the poor, the sick and the elderly. That is why I am supporting Eugene DePasquale — a real leader — for the 10th Congressional District.