It’s a truism: The longer that politicians feed at the public trough, the more they think they’re smarter than their constituents.

“Proof in the pudding” recently occurred when three senators, including our Republican Susan Collins, voted with every Democrat senator to prevent discussion of proposed Republican legislation intended to save us from financial failure of the Obama health care law.

Never mind that Collins once voted for the very same legislation, years past, when campaigning for re-election and voicing need to shelve “Obamacare.”

Following the referenced congressional defeat, Collins publicly explained she voted “the way she thought was right.” Arguably, she also believed her prior vote, in favor of the bill, was right.

One might reasonably conclude the senator was wrong both times.

John Benoit

Manchester