Scott G Winterton, Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
Saratoga Springs Mayor and Congressional candidate Mia Love smiles after giving her press conference Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, about the cost of having Congressman Jim Matheson in office.

Some pro-Matheson ads claim that Mia Love is against police officers and against body armor for them. No, she is against having the federal government pay for these things.

When the federal government pays, then our taxes rise and we go even deeper into debt. Love knows that if we keep more of our money locally, and pay for things as states and communities, then we get more bang for our buck and have a lot more control.

Jim Matheson, on the other hand, is a big-spending, big-government politician whose approach only perpetuates a monstrous, out-of-control federal government. Love's wise approach would reverse this destructive trend.

Gerald Larsen