Dear US House of Rep. and Senators,


I write this believing (and hoping) that most Americans will agree with the content.

Dear US House of Rep. and Senators,

Barack Obama has again announced that he is not interested in cutting out wasteful spending if the legislation does not include another tax increase on those who are successful. He seems to forget that he increased taxes on the wealthiest Americans last year, or perhaps he thinks we have forgotten. At any rate, he says he will not sign any legislation, regardless of how good it might be, if it doesn’t punish the rich.

We, the American people know that Congress is not helpless! You do not have to have the signature of Barack Obama on a piece of legislation in order for it to pass. You only need a 2/3 majority vote.

Will you please get busy, write a simple piece of legislation that cuts wasteful spending, puts Medicare and Social Security in a secure place, and begins to balance our budget in this country? Please make it simple, without any pork, read it on the floor and then pass it with expediency. This is why we sent you to Washington. It is time for you to get the job done or get ready to go home when you are up for re-election.

If you are a Democrat don’t worry about Democrats turning on you. Democrats want this country saved just as much as Republicans do. If Obama won’t lead, then you should lead. The majority of us are not stupid.

When Obama says things like:

Republicans “ask nothing of the wealthiest Americans or biggest corporations, so the burden is all on first responders or seniors or middle-class families,” Obama said. “They double down, in fact, on the harsh, harmful cuts that I’ve outlined.”

We all know this is political malarkey. Both Democrats and Republicans want America to work and work for everyone. We know this is just scare tactics and divisive tactics being used to keep Americans fighting with one another while he pushes his socialist agenda. We have had enough. Look at the comments on the liberal site, Huff-Post, when they write about the ‘sequester’. This should help everyone in Washington know that the folks have had enough. Not just Republicans, but Independents and Democrats have had enough. Now we are looking to Congress and we are expecting you to do your job.

Sincerely,

Your Electorate

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About jlue

I am a grandmother of seven and I like to garden, read, study the Bible, and spend time with family. I am not very politically active, but very interested in who is elected to lead our country.
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6 Responses to Dear US House of Rep. and Senators,

  1. Hello Jlue! You are very good at twisting the President’s words. I have one question for you: Would you refer to corporate gifts as spending?

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    • jlue says:

      Hi Noel,
      I fail to see how a direct quote is twisting someone’s words. Obama seems to have forgotten that he got just what he asked for last year with a $160 billion tax increase that takes effect this year on those he claims deserve to pay more. Now he wants us to believe that $85 billion in spending cuts will trigger a recession and that if he doesn’t get his way the only thing that can be cut is vital services. It is Obama who will not sign legislation that would keep America working and it is Obama who is interested in raising taxes more than in cutting spending. Most Americans are catching on to this ploy. He needs to sit down and cut the wasteful spending. Americans would support him in this and it would help the middle class.

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      • Jlue, did you know that the US government hand over between $10 billion and $52 billion annually to the oil and gas companies? That is what I call corporate gifts. Further, do you know that a corporate big wig get about $10,000 annually for owning a yacht.

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      • jlue says:

        I am guessing that you are referring to government subsidies. I don’t know anything about the yacht, $10,000 deal. That isn’t something I have heard about. I do know subsidies have been given out since WWII. I can remember when my dad got paid for not growing cotton on a part of his little farm when all he had was a tiny, less than ten acre, plot of land. There is an article here that explains why subsidies do not automatically go away when everyone seems to think they should. http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Consumer-Energy-Report/2012/0530/Oil-subsidies-Surprise!-Liberals-are-fans-too

        I think, like nearly every thing in politics, it is complicated and those who are career politicians use the subject to cause us to get irate with one another and get our votes when in reality, both sides are in it together.

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    • jlue says:

      Oh, Noel, What corporate gifts are you asking about?

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  2. paolosilv says:

    Good morning! I HOPE that you are well!

    I. A lot of the spending problem is 1. the military, as we have to pay for the two wars, and 2. the fact that so many people are living longer, which cuts into the Social Security budget. People are getting out more than they paid in!

    II. I don’t think Obama wants to ‘balance the budget,’ that’s what Paul Ryan (R) wants. We would have to tax soc. security and also have some kind of crackdown on healthcare ripoffs ($200 for an aspirin in a hospital!)

    III. We also should start freeing people from prisons, which are bankrupting the states, for minor drug related offenses.

    Have a good day! Paolo

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