Well folk's first I want to thank you all who answered with real questions concerning what you wuold ask a senator. Today I opted to go with my daughter as she offered to take me grocery shopping on her only day off. We were very low on basic supplies and I could not wait another week. Good news is Rod did get an opportunity to speak with our Senator. Bad news may be that there were no real answers. Good news may be he did agree to a one on one meeting at a later date. As Rod held his hand up today to ask his questions he was called on. The first thing he asked our Senator was, "Is anyone going to get these banks on a leash?" The Senator did not answer. Rod proceeded to tell him that three and a half years ago he had contacted his office for help and the only response he recieved from him back was an information packet and a request for campaign funds. The Senator interupted him on that point and Rod kept on speaking and asking questions for a few minutes. I won't go into the full details at this time as it is obvious the leaders in this nation are at a loss on how to stop what has already happened in the blatant over throw of the typical American dreams for small business enterprises and the average American worker. This Senator had voted against the bailout. Rod thought it is obvious he was not fully informed on the request for help we had both made for help in our own situation trying to keep from being overthrown by corporate bullies. One of our senators is a Republican and one is a Democrat. Rod did say one relatives of one of the local county supervisors made his appearance and said the American workers refuse to work and he supports illegal alien workers. Evidently no one clapped and the guy did not stay long. I do not believe this is true. I believe that greedy people look for anyway to make a buck regardless who it hurts. Our particular county is the poorest county in the state of Iowa and it is pretty obvious why when we have county leaders who are only interested in their own families pockets books and not the very people they represent. Rod said our senator also looked very tired. In reading through todays post on the internet I find this information. I think everyone concerned with this issue should voice their support by contacting their own state representatives asking them to support the "Employ American Workers Act." It is not a "witch hunt" for a US Senator wanting to protect the American Dreams!!!!! F.. FORBES MAGAZINE!!!!