Thursday, February 5, 2009

Dear Congressman Mike Ross

Thank you for your timely response and for your concern about my concern regarding H.R. 1, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 which I shall hereafter refer to as "The Liberal Spending Frenzy of 2009."

While I applaud your ability to recite verbatim the Democratic talking points regarding The Liberal Spending Frenzy Act of 2009, I am curious as to whether or not you personally believe the crap you are spewing.

You stated that "Experts agree that if nothing is done, the unemployment rate could reach double digits." And then you assured me that "This plan will...immediately jumpstart job creation." Could you please be more specific? Just exactly HOW will The Liberal Spending Frenzy Act of 2009 jumpstart job creation? How many jobs will the $650 million for digital TV coupons create? Or the $150 million for the Smithsonian? How many jobs will the $34 million to renovate the Department of Commerce headquarters create? (I don't know about you but when I can't pay my existing bills, I don't borrow more money to renovate my house.) Please tell me how many jobs the $350 million for agriculture department computers or $88 million to help move the Public Health Service into a new building will create. (Not FOR a new building, to MOVE to a new building!)

You also stated that "In fact, I led the efforts to eliminate the pork in this bill, removing earmarks for contraceptives and resodding the National Mall, and I fought off attempts to include frivolous requests like a water park in Florida." YOU personally did all that?! Wow. You should be really angry that you didn't get credit for that publicly. I haven't seen your name mentioned in any articles or on any news programs.

I was particularly moved by your statement that "Economists from across the political spectrum agree that unless we take bold, swift action, the economic situation will easily become worse. Sitting idly by and letting the economy collapse is not an option, especially as more workers are laid off, more families are forced out of their homes and more children go to bed hungry at night." I suspect that these "economists" may be somehow related to the "scientists" that "all agree" that global warming is man-made. I guess the debate on the economy is settled too. I'll just disregard the article I read today that said the CBO says that this "stimulus" is worse than doing nothing. And speaking of global warming, why do we need to spend $87 million for a polar ice breaking ship? I thought all the polar ice was going to melt?

Seriously, Mike. May I call you "Mike?"

Mike, the next time I contact you regarding pending legislation I really hope that you will leave well enough alone and not respond with your generic liberal talking points. Please don't insult my intelligence.

Thank you and have a nice day.


Stephanie @ My Answered Prayer said...

You need to email this to O'Reilly!!!!!

You go girl!

Amber said...

Whoa. Remind me to never tick you off! :)

I'm with that baby on over O'Reilly's way!

Lindsay said...

You are an awesome letter writer, Lisa. No beating around the bush for you.

Shannan said...

Lisa, You seriously need to find a way to get other people to read those kind of posts!!!! I miss you, Wes and the girls so so much! Haven't had a good political conversation in a while! (For that reason and more I miss you guys! - Also need a good game of Wahu!)