A PeteHoekstra.com reader brought our attention to a Letter to the Editor of The Muskegon Chronicle from David Zachariason of Whitehall, Michigan.

Representative Hoekstra recently sent a letter to his constituents using his “Franking Privilege” — the US Postal Service delivers “Official Business” mail for free from Senators, Representatives and other designated government officials.

Zachariason, however, found the letter to be “a partisan attack on the Democrats and their ‘budget enforcement resolution’.”

Pete, from his glass house in Washington, DC throws stones at the recent health care legislation, “The bottom line is that it is just one more example of elected leadership in Lansing and Washington not demonstrating the courage necessary to cut spending and fundamentally restructure our governments at all levels.”

What exactly do the legislators in Lansing have to do with the health care bill passed in Washington?

Answer: Nothing. Pete Hoekstra is low on campaign dollars for his Gubernatorial campaign and is abusing his position as a US Congressman to send campaign mail to potential voters.

Zachariason states Hoekstra’s promise to “continue to advocate for true restraint … to once again put Michigan and the United States on a path to economic prosperity” is nothing but a plea for his vote in Hoekstra’s campaign for governor.

Writes Zachariason: “If spending the taxpayers’ money (my money) is an example of Hoekstra’s idea of ‘true restraint’ and ‘courage to cut spending’, he will not be getting my vote. It is absolutely outrageous that, at a time when Congress refuses to extend unemployment benefits for those who truly need them, Hoekstra finds it perfectly all right to spend tax dollars on his campaign.”

I join David Zachariason in demanding Pete Hoekstra’s campaign reimburse the government for the cost of the official letterhead, envelope and postage for this shameful use of taxpayer dollars.

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