I just can’t understand what’s going on in Washington these days.
It seems like the politicians are totally disconnected from the people they were elected to represent and serve.
For months they have been wasting time and money on health care reform, even though a majority of Americans are satisfied with what they have.
Throughout the summer people all over America voiced their disapproval with this issue. Whether it was at a “Tea Party”, or a public forum, Republicans, Democrats and Independents all came together to tell Congress “Stop!”
But did they listen?
No! Why should they listen to us? What do we know?
Even though millions of Americans were SHOUTING out to them, they ignored us. Instead, Congress passed a 1,900 page Health Care Reform Bill, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi called it “a historic day for all Americans”, when it passed.
I have news for Mrs. Pelosi.
You can keep your historic day! I don’t care about Health Care Reform! I want a JOB!
My family needs to EAT! They need a place to LIVE! They need to be able to STAY WARM this winter. Thanks to the economy, I can’t promise my family any of these things.
Mr. Obama promised the Stimulus Bill would save jobs. He and his administration have run up the largest deficit in American history, and they continue to spend like there’s no tomorrow, but not one cent of it has helped me.
I’m still out of work! I can’t find a job. I can’t even get a job flipping burgers at Mickey Dee’s because there are 30 guys ahead of me on the waiting list.
I’m not alone! There are 17.5 million of us out here in the same boat! And I’d be willing to wager not a single one of them is worrying about health care reform!
I understand there’s a clause in the Health Care Bill that says if I refuse to buy health care, the government can fine me 2.5 per cent of my annual income. Well, Mrs. Pelosi, 2.5 per cent of nothing is still nothing! Have fun trying to collect!
I agree our health care system is in a mess. But doesn’t anyone in Washington understand this is not the time for this?
It isn’t the people who need health care – it’s the economy!
Why aren’t you paying attention to the issues that really matter to us?
Maybe it’s time to send Washington a clear message: You’d better hear what we’re telling you, because you are, after all, public servants. That means you were elected to represent us, not to ignore our wishes! Continue to act that way, and come November 2010, it may be you looking for a job flipping burgers.
If that happens, will you be thinking about health care reform? I rather doubt it!