The Star-Herald

Dissatisfied with Poliquin

To the editor:

For the past 50 years, I have occasionally contacted our representatives in Washington, whether Republican, Democrat, or independent such as Sen. King. In all of these cases except one, I always received some follow up.

Bruce Poliquin introduced a bill to correct the penalties our educators suffer when it comes to Social Security. Even though they have paid into SS, if they retire with their teachers pension, they receive little or nothing from SS even though some worked years outside of teaching.

I called Poliquin’s office and expressed my concerns. I expected they would take my name, address, etc. When I asked, “Don’t you want my name?” they said, “No, just your zip code.”

I could not believe how any elected official would run an office in this manner. Then I read where many others were dissatisfied with Poliquin. Speaking as a veteran, any man who reportedly would hide in the restroom, rather than face the voters is not someone, I want watching my back.

Bob Tweedie

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