This is a read for both parties and or all parties

Posted by The Wild Zimarik in Education, General, Government, Politics, Speaking Out, We The People

Subject: Fw: A  letter worth reading
This came from a democrat much to my surprise! I read it  and it certainly
hits the nail where it would hurt. Google has the letter posted  on their

This is well written…….and should be read by  everyone in these United

It will be well worth the two minutes it  requires to read this. It is
quite impressive.

You can be Republican,  Democrat, Liberal, Conservative, Independent or
Libertarian and I bet this will  hit a nerve. Our country is in real trouble.
This gentleman is obviously  quite smarter than the two senators he sent it
to. All I can say is amen to  everything he said. A very articulate letter
sent to the two U.S. Senators from  Washington State.

April 3, 2013

Senator Patty Murray
Senator Maria  Cantwell
Washington, DC, 20510

Dear Senators:

I have tried to  live by the rules my entire life. My father was a Command
Sergeant Major, U.S.  Army, who died of combat related stresses shortly
after his retirement. It was  he who instilled in me those virtues he felt
important – honesty, duty,  patriotism and obeying the laws of God and of our
various governments. I have  served my country, paid my taxes, worked hard,
volunteered and donated my fair  share of money, time and artifacts.

Today, as I approach my 79th  birthday, I am heart-broken when I look at my
country and my government. I shall  only point out a very few things
abysmally wrong which you can multiply by a  thousand fold. I have calculated that
all the money I have paid in income taxes  my entire life cannot even keep
the Senate barbershop open for one year! Only  Heaven and a few tight-lipped
actuarial types know what the Senate dining room  costs the taxpayers. So
please, enjoy your haircuts and meals on us.

Last  year, the president spent an estimated $1.4 billion on himself and
his family.  The vice president spends $ millions on hotels. They have had 8
vacations so far  this year! And our House of Representatives and Senate have
become America’s  answer to the Saudi royal family. You have become the
“perfumed princes and  princesses” of our country.

In the middle of the night, you voted in the  Affordable Health Care Act,
a.k.a. “Obamacare,” a bill which no more than a  handful of senators or
representatives read more than several paragraphs,  crammed it down our throats,
and then promptly exempted yourselves from it  substituting your own
taxpayer-subsidized golden health care  insurance.

You live exceedingly well, eat and drink as well as the “one  percenter,”
consistently vote yourselves perks and pay raises while making 3.5  times the
average U.S. individual income, and give up nothing while you (as well  as
the president and veep) ask us to sacrifice due to sequestration (for which,
of course, you plan to blame the Republicans, anyway).

You understand  very well the only two rules you need to know – (1) How to
get elected, and (2)  How to get re-elected. And you do this with the aid of
an eagerly willing and  partisan press, speeches permeated with a certain
economy of truth, and by  buying the votes of the greedy, the ill-informed
and under-educated citizens  (and non-citizens, too, many of whom do vote) who
are looking for a handout  rather than a job. Your so-called “safety net”
has become a hammock for the  lazy. And, what is it now, about 49 or 50
million on food stamps – pretty much  all Democrat voters – and the program is
absolutely rife with fraud with  absolutely no congressional oversight?

I would offer that you are not  entirely to blame. What changed you is the
seductive environment of power in  which you have immersed yourselves. It is
the nature of both houses of Congress  which requires you to subordinate
your virtue in order to get anything done  until you have achieved a
leadership role. To paraphrase President Reagan, it  appears that the second oldest
profession (politics), bears a remarkably strong  resemblance to the oldest.

As the hirsute first Baron John Emerich Edward  Dalberg Acton (1834 –
1902), English historian and moralist, so aptly and  accurately stated, “Power
tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts  absolutely. Great men are
almost always bad men.” I’m only guessing that this  applies to the female sex as
well. Tell me, is there a more corrupt entity in  this country than

While we middle class people continue to  struggle, our government becomes
less and less transparent, more and more  bureaucratic, and ever so much
more dictatorial, using Czars and Secretaries to  tell us (just to mention a
very few) what kind of light bulbs we must purchase,  how much soda or
hamburgers we can eat, what cars we can drive, gasoline to use,  and what health
care we must buy. Countless thousands of pages of regulations  strangle our
businesses costing the consumer more and more every day.

As  I face my final year, or so, with cancer, my president and my
government tell me  “You’ll just have to take a pill,” while you, Senator, your
colleagues, the  president, and other exulted government officials and their
families will get  the best possible health care on our tax dollars until you
are called home by  your Creator while also enjoying a retirement beyond my
wildest dreams, which of  course, you voted for yourselves and we pay for.

The chances of you  reading this letter are practically zero as your staff
will not pass it on, but  with a little luck, a form letter response might
be generated by them with an  auto signature applied, hoping we will believe
that you, our senator or  representative, has heard us and actually cares.
This letter will, however, go  on line where many others will have the chance
to read one person’s opinion,  rightly or wrongly, about this government,
its administration and its senators  and representatives.

I only hope that occasionally you might quietly  thank the taxpayer for all
the generous entitlements which you have voted  yourselves, for which, by
law, we must pay, unless, of course, it just goes on  the $17 trillion
national debt for which your children and ours, and your  grandchildren and ours,
ad infinitum, must eventually try to pick up the  tab.

My final thoughts are that it must take a person who has either lost  his
or her soul, or conscience, or both, to seek re-election and continue to
destroy this country I deeply love and put it so far in debt that we will never
pay it off while your lot improves by the minute, because of your power.
For  you, Senator, will never stand up to the rascals in your House who
constantly  deceive the American people. And that, my dear Senator, is how power
has  corrupted you and the entire Congress. The only answer to clean up this
cesspool  is term limits. This, of course, will kill the goose that lays
your golden eggs.  And woe be to him (or her) who would dare to bring it  up.


Bill Schoonover
3096 Angela Lane
Oak Harbor,  WA

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