Printed on: February 19, 2014

Traveling man


Received Feb. 13

Don't you just love how Republican Rep. Jeff Thompson spun his explanation for his outrageous travel reimbursements that the taxpayers of Idaho pay for in the statement: "I've expressed that I'm interested in growing myself in this legislative seat."

Thompson goes on about how this is going to benefit the people of Idaho by spending time outside the state with special interest groups so he can come back and push legislation these groups want passed. Yet, it is the Republican war cry that we need to all be "financially responsible," but that does not apply to Thompson, not when it comes to "growing myself," now does it? Idaho deserves better in its elected representatives. (Word count: 114)

TRINA PETTINGILL

Idaho Falls