- The Washington Times - Sunday, April 26, 2009

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

It didn’t take first-term Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, Virginia Democrat, long to figure out how to waste taxpayers’ hard-earned dollars. Mr. Connolly recently sent out to “current residents” of his district a six-page, full-color brochure, which strangely resembled a glossy campaign pamphlet, extolling his accomplishments during his first 75 days in office - at the taxpayers’ expense.

His biggest accomplishment, according to Mr. Connolly’s brochure, was his vote in favor of the “economic stimulus package” - a bill neither he nor any other member of Congress likely read prior to its passage. While most all American families and businesses have tightened their belts due to the economic recession, Mr. Connolly evidently believes congressmen are immune to the exercise of fiscal responsibility. Unfortunately, with such profligate and wasteful spending of the taxpayers’ money, Mr. Connolly represents what is wrong with Congress.

WILLIAM G. FRENCH JR.

Fairfax

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