Monday, November 21, 2011

Have you expressed your outrage?

It’s almost certain the Super Committee will not come up with a plan to achieve the minimum $1.2 trillion in savings by tonight’s de facto deadline.  Every one I talk to is disgusted.  I sure am.

This morning I realized: I haven’t written my senators and congressmen lately to tell them.  If they aren’t hearing from us, for sure they’ll just vote their party’s line.  (They may do so anyway, but we can’t control that – at least in the short run.)

So this is the email I sent to Senators Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio and Congressman Connie Mack this morning:

Topic: Budget
Subject: I urge you to compromise

Governing is the art of compromise, and Washington, D.C., is failing.  As your constituent, and as an American voter, I urge you to compromise on an agreement to avoid the automatic spending cuts and – more importantly – to avoid worldwide ridicule. 

Sincerely,

You can contact your Congressman and your two U.S. Senators from this one link: http://www.usa.gov/Contact/Elected.shtml.  

Please – take a minute and express your outrage.

1 comment:

  1. Why didn't President Obama endorse the Simpson-Bowles Plan? Had he done that early on, all this could have been avoided. He has failed to lead on this issue in spite of his so-called attempts to negotiate with the Republicans.

    I would like to know why he cannot endorse his own Commission's plan to solve this grave fiscal crisis that has this country divided and on the brink of an economic collapse! I will be sending him my thoughts on this and I hope you and your friends will do likewise! He has to lead on this issue and in my opinion the best way to do that is insist that congress send him a bill based on the Simpson-Bowles Plan.

    It's time to stop playing politics and start leading!

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