I recently came home from my annual retreat in Maine and found a stack of political mailers waiting for me. Obviously the midterm elections are coming up quickly and it is a hot topic of debate as to whether or not control of the House will flip. But above and beyond that, it is another election cycle full of empty promises and deceitful behavior. We don’t need to look any further than the 25th Congressional District race between incumbent Steve Knight and Democrat challenger Katie Hill.

Hill, who has a lot of money behind her from the Democratic National Committee (DNC), is making a run at Knight by “ending politics as usual.” This seems to be what every newbie politician stepping into the political arena says followed by the empty promises of “rebuilding the middle class” and “securing our future.” Ridiculously broad statements that will never be achieved by her.

Katie Hill even makes the outlandish statement, “I will use that experience to craft a [healthcare] system that works for us all.” Bologna. I remember President Obama promising that “if you have a great healthcare plan you can keep it.” That was complete hogwash. I had a great healthcare plan, now I don’t because my premiums have gone through the roof and the coverage has diminished. Katie Hill is unrealistic in her rhetoric.

But that is no surprise because Katie Hill does not value even her own word. Hill agreed to participate in a SCV Chamber sponsored Congressional Forum on the morning of September 24th at the Hyatt in Valencia. The invitation to participate was accepted along with the details of the event.  But then Katie Hill backed out after her staff tried to change the details and dictate new terms of the forum after the fact. That is reneging on your word in my book.

No thanks. I’m not interested in another politician talking out of both sides of their mouth. We have enough of them already which is evident by a recent poll citing a 19% approval rating for Congress—a new low. Katie Hill doesn’t deserve to represent the 25th District.

Dave Bossert—Commentary

Dave Bossert is a community volunteer who serves on a number of boards and councils. His commentaries represent his own opinions and not necessarily the views of any organization he may be affiliated with or those of The SCV Beacon.