Letters

U.S. politicians fail to work for people they represent

Posted: Jun. 2, 2018 12:01 am Updated: Jun. 2, 2018 11:10 pm

To The Herald-Whig:

Trumpworld is the land of the aggrieved.

To be aggrieved is defined as "feeling resentment at having been unfairly treated."

Those of us who live in flyover country -- the farms and small towns of rural America -- do have cause to feel unfairly treated.

We have been ignored by our politicians. Far too many of our elected representatives, after tasting the power and status of their position, become more concerned about their next election than doing the people's work.

When these politicians feel the heat of an impending election, they do more photo-ops and increase blame of their usual scapegoats to mislead voters.

Republicans have a slew of scapegoat categories to trot out: Immigrants, people of color, the LGBTQ, the secular, the media, scholars, liberals and the poor.

Scapegoats distract constituents from the fact that our elected representatives are not doing the people's work.

Instead, they are raising money from wealthy donors and promising to do their bidding.

That's worth being aggrieved about.

Steve Miller

Nauvoo, Ill.