Sunday, August 25, 2013

Sorry, Congressman, you didn’t make me feel any better

Back on August 15, I wrote a post More Americans Say ‘Adios’ to Uncle Sam. And just as I said I would do, I sent my concerns to my Congressmen.  

Here is Representative Patrick Murphy’s reply:
I appreciate the time the Congressman or his aide took to reply. However, he really didn’t say anything that most of us didn’t already know. His allegedly comforting words: “I will keep your thoughts in mind to work across the aisle to get our nation back on track.”  

Sorry, Congressman, you didn’t make me feel any better.  

Neither Senator Nelson nor Senator Rubio has replied.  

You can locate your Senators here. And for your Representative, go here.

Best wishes,


P.S. Feel free to use the following letter when contacting them, or tone it down if that’s your style. I’ll let you know the reply I get from my lost Senators.


Dear [name of the Congressman],  

I’m going to make this real simple: You and your colleagues in Washington are doing a horrible job. And 81% of Americans in a recent poll agree with me. Still not convinced?  

Well, the number of American giving up their passports jumped six fold from a year ago.

Spend, spend, spend on social programs has become the mantra in Congress, with no end in sight. But amid the recovery, the U.S. has also seen an increase in poverty levels, which the Census Bureau puts at 15.9% of the total population, or close to 50 million citizens. In 2008, that figure was 13.2% of the population.

And, while the unemployment rate has fallen from 10% at its Great Recession peak in 2009 to 7.6% in May, 11.8 million Americans still remain without work; 4.4 million comprise the long-term unemployed.

The way you are giving out my tax dollars simply is not working.

So please let me know what specific action you are taking to cut the outrageous spending on social programs that do nothing other than create a society that depends on big government for its survival.


[Your name]


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