A BETTER Open Letter To the President and Congress

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  1. PLYMCO_PILGRIM
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    Dear President Obama and the 111th Congress,

    These are briefly my views and issues for which I seek representation:

    One, illegal immigration. I want you to stop coddling illegal immigrants and secure our borders. Close the underground tunnels. Station troops along the borders. Stop the violence and the trafficking in drugs and people. Seal the border and THEN deal with those in the country in a responsible manner. This isn't to be confused with legal immigration, we still want the legal immigrants.

    Two, the TARP bill, I want it repealed and I want no further funding supplied to it. We told you no, but you did it anyway. I want the remaining unfunded 90% repealed. Freeze, repeal.

    Three: Czars, I want the circumvention of our checks and balances stopped immediately. Fire the czars. No more czars. Government officials answer to the process, not to the president. Stop trampling on our Constitution and honor it. [/B]

    Four, cap and trade. The debate on global warming is not over. There is more to say.

    Five, universal healthcare. I will not be rushed into another expensive decision. Don't you dare try to pass this in the middle of the night, in the name of a dead senator, or without bi-partisan support. Slow down!

    Six, growing government control. I want states rights and sovereignty fully restored. I want less government in my life, not more. Shrink it down. Mind your own business. You have enough to take care of with your real obligations. Why don't you start there.

    Seven, ACORN. I do not want ACORN and its affiliates in charge of our 2010 census. I want them investigated. I also do not want mandatory escrow fees contributed to them every time on every real estate deal that closes. Stop the funding to ACORN and its affiliates pending impartial audits and investigations. I do not trust them with taking the census over with our taxpayer money. I don't trust them with our taxpayer money. Face up to the allegations against them and get it resolved before taxpayers get any more involved with them. If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck, hello. Stop protecting your political buddies. You work for us, the people. Investigate.

    Eight, redistribution of wealth. No, no, no. I work for my money. It is mine. I have always worked for people with more money than I have because they gave me jobs. That is the only redistribution of wealth that I will support. I never got a job from a poor person. Why do you want me to hate my employers? Why ‑‑ what do you have against shareholders making a profit?

    Nine, charitable contributions. Although I never got a job from a poor person, I have helped many in need. Charity belongs in our local communities, where we know our needs best and can use our local talent and our local resources. Butt out, please. We want to do it ourselves.

    Ten, corporate bailouts. Knock it off. Sink or swim like the rest of us. If there are hard times ahead, we'll be better off just getting into it and letting the strong survive. Quick and painful. Have you ever ripped off a Band‑Aid? We will pull together. Great things happen in America under great hardship. Give us the chance to innovate. We cannot disappoint you more than you have disappointed us.

    Eleven, transparency and accountability. How about it? No, really, how about it? Let's have it. Let's say we give the buzzwords a rest and have some straight honest talk. Please try ‑‑ please stop manipulating and trying to appease me with clever wording. I am not the idiot you obviously take me for. Stop sneaking around and meeting in back rooms making deals with your friends. It will only be a prelude to your criminal investigation. Stop hiding things from me.

    Twelve, unprecedented quick spending. Stop it now.

    Take a breath. Listen to the people. Let's just slow down and get some input from some nonpoliticians on the subject. Stop making everything an emergency. Stop speed reading our bills into law. I am not an activist. I am not a community organizer. Nor am I a terrorist, a militant or a violent person. I work. I hang out with friends. I'm busy. I'm busy. I am busy, and I am tired. I thought we elected competent people to take care of the business of government so that we could work, raise our families, pay our bills, have a little recreation, complain about taxes, endure our hardships, pursue our personal goals, cut our lawn, wash our cars on the weekends and be responsible contributing members of society and teach our children to be the same all while living in the home of the free and land of the brave.

    I entrusted you with upholding the Constitution. I believed in the checks and balances to keep from getting far off course. What happened? You are very far off course. Do you really think I find humor in the hiring of a speed reader to unintelligently ramble all through a bill that you signed into law without knowing what it contained? I do not. It is a mockery of the responsibility I have entrusted to you. It is a slap in the face. I am not laughing at your arrogance. Why is it that I feel as if you would not trust me to make a single decision about my own life and how I would live it but you should expect that I should trust you with the debt that you have laid on all of us and our children. We did not want the TARP bill. We said no. We would repeal it if we could. I am sure that we still cannot. There is such urgency and recklessness in all of the recent spending.

    From my perspective, it seems that all of you have gone insane. I also know that I am far from alone in these feelings. Do you honestly feel that your current pursuits have merit to patriotic Americans? We want it to stop. We want to put the brakes on everything that is being rushed by us and forced upon us. We want our voice back. You have forced us to put our lives on hold to straighten out the mess that you are making. We will have to give up our vacations, our time spent with our children, any relaxation time we may have had and money we cannot afford to spend on you to bring our concerns to Washington. Our president often knows all the right buzzword is unsustainable. Well, no kidding. How many tens of thousands of dollars did the focus group cost to come up with that word? We don't want your overpriced words. Stop treating us like we're morons.

    We want all of you to stop focusing on your reelection and do the job we want done, not the job you want done or the job your party wants done. You work for us and at this rate I guarantee you not for long because the 2010 elections are coming. We will be heard and we will be represented. You think we're so busy with our lives that we will never come for you on election day? We are the formerly silent majority, all of us who quietly work , pay taxes, obey the law, vote, save money, keep our noses to the grindstone and we are now looking up at you. You have awakened us, the patriotic spirit so strong and so powerful that it had been sleeping too long. You have pushed us too far. Our numbers are great. We will surprise you. For every one of us who you hear complain, there will be hundreds more that could not be heard. We will be at the polls on voting day to usher all of you out of office. We didn't ask for this fight. But the gloves are coming off. We do not come in violence, but we are angry. You will represent us or you will be replaced with someone who will.

    Sincerely

    ALL OF US

    Dislcaimer: PLYMCO_PILGRIM is not the author and I modified the original authors letter. I believe someone indentfied her but I forget her name
     
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    At least your letter shows some independent thought instead of the usual ranting and fear mongering. I don't agree with all of it but you make some valid points
     
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    Thanks for having an open mind. I'll remember this in future posts with you.
     
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    But you obviously are not the author. Non-attributin' again are we?:doubt:
     
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    Oh and while we're at it, if you don't like government so much you should move. Beanerville has more government than just about anywhere else.

    Second, the whole "Acorn Escrow" schtick is a farce. In fact, the whole letter is a farce with which to add these types of lying redneck pavlovisms to herd stupid people.
     
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    Based on your previous posts, I know you are too stupid to write what you have cut and pasted from someone else. At least have the decency to give the writer their due credit, moron.
     
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    google it, the only place it shows up is here.
     
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    wrong.

    thanks for playing.
     
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    NO. You are wrong and incompetent with google.

    'Spose pilgrim's name is Janet Contreras and he lives in Arizona?:doubt:

    Epic Fail.
     

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