Courtesy of Recession History Info

We are a representative government.. We elect officials to represent us… It is unfortunate that others have more access to our representative than do us…

Our representatives live in a bubble.. It’s one we put them in… They oversee the welfare of millions yet it is impossible to talk to a million people… At one second a piece, answering the phone calls 24/7 of a million people would still take eleven and a half days…. Therefore they rely on polls.. They rely on visitors, often K street, organizing their priorities for them.. They rely on their staffers to offer advice.. Anyone who has staffed a delegate’s office knows the work load and research those guys do which are required to keep their bosses informed… And when they return to their districts, they rely on the emotional one-on-one with constituents to either affirm, or deny all that they have been told….

When was the last time you went to a meeting to make your voice heard?

Exactly!

So don’t be harsh on blaming your Congressional or Senate liaison for making a bad decision…. Of course you are angry… who wouldn’t be after having their houses, jobs, and savings stolen from them by bandits who had legal protection and sweet heart deals and were protected by the previous Republican’s administration….

We know they are bad, which is why America voted them out… and voted in someone who, probably the only one who, can turn things around…

He needs your help.

He, unlike those in Congress, has just returned from the people…. He has campaigned hard and fast and won… He won because he convinced the majority of Americans that he was the better candidate… And to that segment that switched their allegiance from Republicans to his side, he owes them results….

Stop for a minute and reminisce… Democrats vote democratic (2000-2004). Republicans vote republican (2000-2004)… They are relatively even…. But this year, massive numbers of Republicans defected from their party because it was wrong… Get it? Their party was wrong and they left….

All Americans must realize that they are the real runners of this country.. If you have ever stood by awaiting election figures to pour in, you understand exactly who it is that runs this country. Until all results are in, we just don’t know who won… Americans have the right to change their minds at the last minute, and it gets rather scary even though the polls and our people are telling us we already have it in the bag. Trust me, every person earning his income solely by the grace of the voters of his district is always trying to gather intelligence on what we think… Trust me…

They know, that one wrong decision, can cause an emotional shift that stigmatizes them for life…… That is why the recalcitrant ones, the ones who sell themselves out for interests other than the people… are ones who are in districts all sewn up…. That fact is true on the state, local, and federal scale… Society’s problems always come from politicians who never have competition…

One can still make inroads however… For they have the most to lose should public opinion ever shift away from their dutiful reappointment…. Therefore, a phone call either in favor or against a proposition is really one’s duty…

The opposition is made up of cranky old white men…. despite their election of Michael Steele.. Cranky old white men have nothing better to do than bitch.. The rest of us are scrambling to live.. to keep a job, to afford food, to make a mortgage, to drop the kids off at school, to teach our kids what schools forgot… We usually expect someone else out of the millions who voted for change to pick up their phone and call our side in….

But guess what? They are all too busy too… Just… like…. you….

Looking at the letters to the editor, one sees total unbalance in the views offered.. Publications by the same 75 people over and over and over again, reiterating tax cuts and caps on spending…Our side is not there to offer the overwhelming counter argument that tax cuts failed… spending cuts failed…. our economy failed…. our employers failed…. our banks failed….. Wall Street failed…. our regulators failed… our Republican government philosophy failed…. Republicans in Congress failed…

We all voted to express our nation’s frustration… but that has now faded from importance as all eyes turn to positioning themselves for 2010….. Because of that political reality, now is the time we need to make that call…. Now is the time we need to act…. Now is the time we need to make sure our representatives do not make a gross miscalculation of voter’s future anger…

Waste is waste and food is food…. Imagine someone in a soup kitchen refusing to allow a bowl to pass to a starving worker because of a couple of wasteful drops had fallen on the napkin underneath?

That is what Republicans and Tom Carper are pursuing…… We are at a point where only you can affect the outcome… If you don’t call…. it’s your job on the line… if you don’t call…it’s your house that will next month be on the line…. if you don’t call…. it’s your American dream that disappears from right in front of your eyes….

WE, the people , have but one chance…to make America better…. We have fallen and skinned our knee and are asking only for a band aid… To not give us the medicine that goes with it will leave us with a trace of a deadly infection that will complicate things to come…

There is no fat in this bill.. It is money… Money solves a lot of problems…. Republicans know that!… They spent the last 8 years throwing your money away when we had a surplus…. Now that we are broke, they are the ones interfering with the our bank to force it not to give us a loan which we can afford, a loan which we desperately need, a loan which can only benefit us… by keeping our nation from living hand to mouth on its streets…

You, hold all power to make the difference… Your call as a citizen of this great nation, is our only hope to insure that your voice blows out of the water, that insipid minority who destroyed everything you worked for….

Call:

202-224-2441

Say: Hi, I’m calling from (your neighborhood ) and I just heard that Tom Carper, wants to strip 78 billion from health, education, and state unemployment benefits?… That is the wrong area… If you are going to cut the plan, it should be cut by cutting off the tax breaks for those making over one million a year… They caused this depression. They should pay for it… not our children in schools…. or those unfortunate who were thrown out of work

Or something to that effect..

This is one time that you run your country… If you don’t call, you will not be able to look the rest of us in the eye and say that you as a man or women, did everything in your power to make this country a better place for your children…

You will go to your grave knowing there was one thing you could have done, that just might have tipped the balance, and you chose to walk away…

America needs you to step it up.

Delaware's Tom Carper

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