Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Letter to the Editor: Classy Gesture

The following letter ran in the Topeka Capitol-Journal on April 5- it's just a nice thank you that we wanted to share with Internetland.

Letter: Classy gesture

Rep. Nancy Boyda, D-Kan., recently sponsored a program at the Docking building here in Topeka that was aimed at helping those needing assistance filing their tax returns. During the same time, she held an open meeting discussing suggestions and problems brought to her by some of her constituents.

During the discussion, Congresswoman Boyda paused the meeting and asked one of her aides to get some quarters that could be handed out to those at the meeting who might encounter parking meter problems.

Now, that's class!

I remarked to the congresswoman that I felt that was a very considerate gesture and not what I would expect from a "politician." She whispered back and assured me it would not be at the taxpayer's expense.

If we could only hire responsible people such as Congresswoman Boyda for both sides of the aisle who had this much concern for us here at home, just imagine what all could be accomplished in Washington and in Topeka.

DALE E. VAUGHN, Topeka

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

man... its the little things in life and the little things people help out with

Anonymous said...

this really was a sweet thing of Nancy to do...i don't agree with her on everything, but this was just nice.

Anonymous said...

They do the tax assistance every day at Docking Building, this is not anything new. The Kansas Department of Revenue has had this program in place for many years. The program begins in January and runs through April 15th. It sounds like Nancy Boyda is getting credit for something she had nothing to do with.

In Topeka, there is also a program sponsored by AARP that helps individuals with their taxes. The AARP program is hosted each day of the week at five different sites in Topeka community.

Anonymous said...

WOW! Rich people giving out quarters to us lowly peasants ..... I must be in heaven.

Boyda Bloc said...

no, this was a meeting called by Boyda- it was a Tax Clinic hosted and advertised by her office.

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