LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Sen. McCaskill always willing to hear us out

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 | 5:24 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — We need a representative in Washington that is willing to personify the diversity of Missouri. Todd Akin has made it quite clear that his views are very far from mainstream and seems to be willing to work solely for special interests to want to privatize Medicare and Social Security. He also wants to get rid of federal student loans, handing them over to the big banks instead. He has the right to his opinion, but Missouri needs a senator who is able to work with others who do not share the same perspectives.