Just finished reading Paul Gosar’s comments from yet another Tea Party meeting about the failure of the U.S. government and the economy. Mr. Gosar failed to mention another failure — his own. In the three years he has represented Payson, and Gila County, it has fallen further behind the rest the state in recovery from the great recession. Mr. Gosar’s solution, at every turn, is to politicize the situation.
Dogmatic speeches for the party faithful, the Tea Party in particular, never offer any real solutions. Not one bill that I am aware of has been passed specifically for the welfare, or economic benefit of the residents of Northern Gila County. Not one job has been created by this man in Payson with a real unemployment rate of anywhere from 12 to 15 percent.
We have watched with great pain and sorrow people moving out, having lost their homes, their businesses, and every dime they have had. What reaction from the congressman? Nothing.
So how does Mr. Gosar spend his time? He never fails to miss a vote when there is a political point to be made. He spent about a year trying to get Attorney General Eric Holder to resign because his handlers at the NRA were desperate to rid themselves of anyone looking into the gun trade.
Oh yes, the NRA is Gosar’s rich uncle. He has taken thousands of their dollars either directly, or through third-party PACs. When I pointed this out to him on his official government Facebook Web site, I was banned along with many others. These people did not curse at him, or threaten him, they just disagreed with him. So much for Gosar’s respect for the First Amendment.
Gosar sent out a letter recently. In it was no discussion of bills he was working on for Payson. No, he took some tax dollars to write a missive on how we need to fear the “gun takers” and the federal government. That’s right, the same guy who is worried about debt, abuses the system to send out a personal political diatribe. It’s message: we should keep guns if we need to commit treason against the very government that defeated Hitler and freed the slaves.
So why is this important? Times are hard, we need real help; not empty, dividing political speeches.
Paul Gosar has failed to serve his constituents while patronizing those on the far right. His lack of effectiveness, blatant Tea Party hectoring disqualify him from Congress. Gosar has to go.