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Letter: Kinzinger shows lack of knowledge, understanding

To the Editor:

On Monday, Ottawa radio station WCMY held a forum with Democratic candidate Sara Dady and Rep. Adam Kinzinger. The first question dealt with the importance of town hall meetings. It became obvious how removed Adam Kinzinger is from his constituents.

He mentioned communicating with constituents, but everything he mentioned was one-way communication, e.g. people contacting his office by email, Twitter and phone calls, invitation only public events and his form letter responses to inquiries. 

The important point is that Kinzinger did not mention any two-way dialogue with constituents. 

This might explain his lack of understanding of what citizens are going through. 

The opioid crisis was discussed, but Kinzinger made no mention of his ideas, solution options or what he is going to do about the problem.

Kinzinger stated that a $15 an hour minimum wage is “way too much.” He fails to realize the middle class has remained stagnant for 15 years, and that families are struggling to make ends meet.

I am disappointed in the fact that Kinzinger talks a lot about pride, hope and generalities but never mentions specific plans, ideas, solutions to problems or his results.

Wayne Borchardt

Belvidere

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