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letter: Wagner didn’t think Trump’s spending was ‘socialist’

letter: Wagner didn’t think Trump’s spending was ‘socialist’

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Representative Ann Wagner

Rep. Ann Wagner waits to vote on Nov. 3 in Ballwin. 

In the editorial “Voters must hold Wagner, Bush accountable for opposing infrastructure bill” (Nov. 16), Rep. Ann Wagner was quoted as calling the recently enacted $1.2 trillion infrastructure law “the Democrats’ socialist takeover.” I wonder if she had a similar negative reaction to former President Donald Trump’s March 2020 pronouncement advocating the passage of a $2 trillion infrastructure bill.

The hypocrisy is so glaring that I can’t wait to question Wagner at her next town hall meeting. Oh, I forgot, our 2nd District representative doesn’t hold forums where she would actually entertain questions from her constituents. We only seem to hear from Wagner when she demonstrates her blind loyalty to the former president. Just as he described the infrastructure legislation as “massive socialist expansion,” our congresswoman follows right along with that theme. Why the former president’s much larger infrastructure proposal was not a “socialist takeover” is another question that Wagner should address — but of course, will not.

Jack Hilton • Frontenac

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