Re: the Dec. 5 letter to the editor "Our representatives don't represent us."
I find myself so disheartened when I realize that not only do voters not read, but they refuse to acknowledge facts. The letter reminded us it is “time to vote Smart,” and vote smart we could. The website www.votesmart.org (not .com!) is very helpful in determining where candidates actually stand, how they have voted and how our own positions align with theirs.
If only more people would do their homework and check out this site, they could see how they will personally be affected by the election of various candidates — in some cases adversely. As Jeff Flake just noted (on his recent check to a Democratic candidate), it is time to hold “country over party.” Now, I just hope he will use his position to see that the final tax bill actually benefits the lower and middle classes, not just the wealthy.
Disclaimer: As submitted to the Arizona Daily Star.