- Posted July 30, 2011 by
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My Message To a Darn-Delinquent Congresss
My Message to Congress
I care greatly about our entire nation; but my message to Congress is actually pretty darn personal. Although, it may contain microcosms of the messages and circumstances of many.
Dear Congress: I am middle-aged and very much unemployed. And, the way I see it every minute you spend jousting with each other and the relatively small number of Tea Party people, you are not only making the entire job picture worse, you are demonstrating that you either do not know how and/or do not really have the courage to deal with these one-issue, common senseless ideologues and/or the larger problem.
Perhaps I'm just one of the naïve, little people you were elected to serve who does not really understand the larger picture. Maybe you know that everything will be fine and you can just go on politically posturing. If this is the case, you might practice a three-point headstand. Because I have a feeling that even if everything turns out pretty much okay, we the voters, especially the unemployed ones, are going to give you a swift- kick in the backside for wasting so much valuable time at such a crucial time for our Country. And often such foot movements result in three point headstands.
You Tea Party members; in enough ways you have already won! You have succeeded in turning the nation, yea, the world attention to our outrages National Debt; and the need to do something about it. Now, how about another routine passage of a Debt Level Raise bill followed by a longer, safer vigorous debate leading up to the next budget and election? Trust me; if you think you can hold me and others even similar to me, hostage for your on gains - all of this will eventually be terribly counterproductive for you my friends. The larger part of the electorate, who actually did not vote for you, will have a very long and angry memory. I mean well when I suggest such a memory might even lead to uncomfortable stuff far beyond just not voting for you, ever.
Is the Senate or you or the President without error in this whole mess? Of course not! If you compromise for the good of the entire Country will there be some who see this as a victory for Obama; that he must not have? Probably; but a political philosophy so negative that it is built on the tenet of not allowing another Party to pass a program even if it might be best for our Country is surely not what the Founding Father's, whom you often harken back to, hand in mind. At least not if they wanted their experiment in a Republican Democracy to survive past that first August following the first Fourth of July.
Finally, all of you please, take a walk amongst the Memorials of our great political leaders of the past and then do the right thing for the greatest number of your fellow Americans.
Sincerely, A Well Meaning Little Guy, with a Growing Voice!