Dear Senator Brown,
It is doubtful you will read this letter, even more doubtful that your staff will mention it and write a reply over your signature. When you boss, President (Barack) Obama, ignored requests by Republicans for years to meet with him, why should you honor me with a response? When then-Minority Leader (John) Boehmer requested a meeting with the president, he never got a reply.
You now ask Ohioans to send you back to the Senate which has refused to respond to a budget proposal by the House for three years now, a function required by law. Did you speak up?
When you came to Tiffin for your first visit, a campaign stop for election, friends of mine attended. They later told me you had no clue when it came to questions about business, none!
You have been in Washington 6 years now and have been a non-factor for Ohio. You have been a lackey for Obama on every vote, knowing full well his programs are bad for Ohio and the people whose interest you are to represent and fight for.
Where were you on Obamacare? Chances are you never even read the first volume of this ill-conceived power grab by Congress. You voted for the cap-and-trade carbon tax, knowing full well it will mean huge increases in energy bills for every household.
Where were you when Obama announced he would kill the coal industry and untold number of jobs, not just for union members? You run around bragging that you saved the auto industry. Why don't you tell that GM is going bankrupt again by making the Volt, a car too expensive to sell even after $10,000 of taxpayers' subsidy?
You are supporting same-sex marriage, abortion on demand, along with taxpayer-funded abortion and all as the good Catholic you claim to be. Remember how the church feels about mandated contraceptive coverage by religious charities? You should not get a single vote from a good Catholic.
You are now joining your fellow Democrats, starting with the president, making statements that are simply not true. Ohio needs a statesman in Washington, not a politician. We need somebody who stands up to the president and not just a meek "Yes Man."
You have seldom, if ever, gone to bat for the people of Ohio, who made the mistake to send you to Washington. It is time to admit your failure, or even better yet, stop your deceptive political ads and smear campaign. Run on your record, showing the folks in Ohio what you have done for them. Everybody is anxiously waiting for the list of your accomplishments so they will know why they should vote for you.
Very sincerely yours,
Dieter G. Schneppat,
one of the many independents