Mr. Priebus and the leadership of the Republican Party;
We are writing on behalf of American voters who have simply had enough. It is our task to say to you what you are refusing to hear from not only from average citizens of this great nation but also the business owners who are compelled to fund the shenanigans in Washington DC. Make no mistake, before you dismiss this letter, understand that there is weight and merit behind it. You need to hear what we hear every day. This transcends Party, socio-economic, gender, and racial lines.
The American people are tired of Washington DC and the political power brokers who make their living by preserving the status quo. They are tired of the political posturing and game playing that so many of you do. This was the last chance for the Party that is supposedly “conservative” to show some backbone and prove to the American people that they mattered. Unfortunately, both Parties once again failed the American people. Sadly, It won’t be you in DC who suffer the consequences; it will be the citizens of this once great country who yet again bear the brunt of the failed policies and wasteful spending the political class continues to embrace.
It will be the American people who are bound by a law very few wanted because, as usual, the political class chose to ignore the will of the PEOPLE they represent. It will be the American people who will be working part time now and who, as a result, will lose the ability to get the health coverage they need. It will be the American people who will once again have to tighten their belts, lose their homes and struggle to feed their families. This is the real HUMAN cost of your insidious policies...which, incidentally, none of you have to live by. That is not posturing or demagoguery. It’s the truth.
It will be the very business owners who supplied you with the funds to run your campaigns who will be closing their doors. It will be those business owners who, if they can weather the damages caused by Washington DC, will be forced to either lay off some of their workers or, at minimum, cut their hours and go through the costly process of training others to make up the same hours. It will be those business owners who will have to pay all of the additional taxes contained in this health care law...on top of the tax rates that have already increased. It is those business owners who will not be able to compete in a global market.
Aren’t you all so proud of yourselves for once again kicking workers and business owners to the curb? For what? To transfer wealth on a global basis? What cuts were there to “foreign aid”? What cuts were there to the so-called “trade agreements” that have harmed our own GDP?
Let me ask you this: How do you ever expect any American to trust you again? If Republicans continue on the course of acquiescence, it won’t happen.
You just showed which side you are on and, by doing so, you may very well have ensured the decline and eventual demise of your own Party. You ensured that Lincoln’s Party, the Party that abolished slavery, became the Party which ensured we are all enslaved to massive debt and counterproductive policies for the foreseeable future.
Congratulations to you all.
Here is the truth behind what you just did. There is no “clean bill”. Your alleged “compromise” just added over $1.2 Trillion to the spending for this year. That yields, for 8 ½ months, a deficit of $422,685,000,000.00...and that doesn’t even include the draconian law known as the Affordable Care Act. Add that to the current debt which just surpassed $17 Trillion. Now, the debt ceiling has also been increased, so you can add even more to that and those numbers haven’t even come in yet. Can anyone else please explain why we need to continue to borrow? Why it was so important to raise the debt ceiling to borrow even more money?
The manufactured crisis worked again, didn’t it? It is absolutely unfathomable that same people who can’t figure out how to stop spending money we don’t have continue to think they are somehow smarter than average American citizens.
The American people elected conservative Representatives to Washington because they stood their ground on what was right for the citizens of this nation. So, what did many of you just do? You attacked and vilified them. You berated them for doing what was right, both constitutionally and economically. They were listening. They were paying attention not to a minority of the country, but to a majority of the country...and a super majority of their constituents. It is those citizens who sent them to Washington. It is those citizens who saw through the manufactured crises and the calculated decisions made by the Administration to inflict maximum pain. These citizens recognized this for what it was. The Administration was directly responsible for each and every decision. “We the People” understand exactly how things work in DC--clearly, they don’t--.and we believe you need a refresher course, taught by “us”, on basic constitutional and common sense principles.
We keep hearing rhetoric about the last Presidential election being a referendum on Obamacare. You folks must have indulged in too much drinking at those DC fundraisers. You lost in 2012, in part, because you propped up a candidate who was not conservative and who had put in place the state model of the Affordable Care Act. As a result, many conservatives showed their displeasure by not working for the nominee or not voting at all. You also failed to prevent, expose or even discuss the election fraud that skewed the vote tallies...especially in swing states. Those stories are buried in blog posts or, if anyone in the mainstream media bothers to report them at all, on the back pages of newspapers.
Interestingly, the very Obama supporters (e.g. unions) who promoted the ACA are now complaining about its effects. Yet, you still don’t stand up...and you choose capitulation over education. This was not a “Tea Party” issue. That is where the Beltway consultants, who are just as removed from the citizens as you are, have gotten it wrong. Try speaking to people on the street like the rest of us and you might actually hear what the people think instead of guessing based on skewed polling results.
This was the last chance. The people gave you the House so you could make a stand for THEM; instead, you told them exactly what you thought about them by making backroom deals that saddled them with more and more debt. Newsflash: the PEOPLE pay the bills, your salaries included. When they can no longer do so, you are all out of your jobs and will be in the same position as the rest of us. Under the tyranny of rules you can’t live by. Good Luck with that.
Regardless of your Party affiliation, do not assume that you are safe in your positions any longer. The citizens of this country are angry...and we’re coming to take our Country back. The elections in 2014 will be THE referendum for Democrats and Republicans alike. You now have two choices: Start listening to your “bosses” or start working on your resumes. You decide.
“We the People” of the United States of America