LETTER TO THE EDITOR:
Steny Hoyer has evolved into a rank partisan supporting the left wing policies of the Democrat leadership. Yet, some say we should re-elect him because he has brought so many jobs to Southern Maryland. But, Hoyer gets too much credit for local job creation.
Specifically, the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Commissions were independent. Politics did not enter the BRAC decisions to move the Naval Air Systems Command or other activities, such as the Naval functions at Warminster, Pa., to Pax. Before I retired, as an engineer and manager for over 40 years, I headed a group that provided data inputs to the BRAC Commissions and decisions were based solely upon mission requirements, technical aspects, and cost savings.
The new functions that came to Pax, along with the many new jobs, were a direct result of the hard work of the dedicated workforce at Pax and the factual inputs to BRAC. Fortunately for our country, and southern Maryland, politicians were not involved—Mr. Hoyer can not take credit for these job gains. If politics had been involved, these functions and the many jobs may have gone to the state of California with their much larger congressional delegation.
Mr. Hoyer has supported the ongoing mission at Pax and other bases in his district, but why wouldn't he? We should not, in any way, imply that only Mr. Hoyer would or could provide this support. Charles Lollar, a US Marine Reserve officer, is a strong advocate of our national defense, and he has many other things going for him that Steny Hoyer does not. He has four awards/medals for service in Kosova, including the combat ribbon. Our country needs new leadership! Vote for Charles Lollar, a fiscal conservative, businessman, family man, and US Marine Reserve officer who believes in a strong national defense, limited government, a balanced budget, term limits, our constitution, and the Judeo-Christian values our country was founded upon.
Joe Wible, Sr.
Note: Mr. Wible is a volunteer for the Lollar campaign.