Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Congress Doesn’t Get It

Here we are, in the midst of an ever-deteriorating economic climate, the worst economic crisis since the 1930s, and what does Congress do? It plays games, business as usual. We voted in the Democrats because we wanted change, but it obviously isn’t happening.

I’m talking, of course, about the stimulus package. The Democrats have loaded it up with spending that won’t stimulate the economy, but instead, with programs that have more to do with social changes. This is an economic package – let’s do social change in a separate bill. I believe what Congress is doing is irresponsible, and morally and ethically wrong. This is not the time for agendas, but for appropriate action to get the economy moving again.

Moreover, by their actions they are doing damage two other ways in addition to not working on behalf of the people:

(1) They are losing even more respect. Their approval ratings are already low – are they trying for a record? They are going to make former President George W. Bush look popular by comparison.

(2) They are hurting their President, a fellow Democrat, who ran on a platform of change. Do they want to lose the White House in four years?

Write, phone, or email your senators and representative to get them to shape up, or they will be shipped out in the next election. Let’s make them accountable!

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