Write to Your Congressman and Senator: Now is not the time to be timid

Posted by on March 16, 2010 6:23 pm
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Following my own advice I decided to write yet another letter to Missouri’s 5th District Democrat Representative Emanuel Cleaver II.  I would hope that someone out there will remind Mr Cleaver that we put him in office (regardless of how I personally voted) and we expect him to keep us in mind when we vote so overwhelmingly against the Healthcare bill.

It’s time to write and call, not to sit and wish we had called!

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Dear Congressman Cleaver,

I’m writing to you again today to state my opinion clearly.  Health Care Reform as it is currently proposed will add Trillions of dollars (2.49 according to the Congressional Budget Office) between 2010 and 2019.  It will limit our Senior Citizens access to health care, those who have paid all their working life, now will get reductions so that President Obama can pass this terrible piece of legislation.

Sir, I have voted in every election that I have had the privilege to be be able to vote, having become a citizen of the United States in 1992.  I have not seen this kind of unifying against a  piece of legislation in my adult life.  We don’t need new taxes.  We don’t need Health Care reform.  We don’t need this bill.

What we need, here in Missouri Sir, is new jobs.  We need the Congress of the United States to reduce taxes, reduce uncertainty by stopping this effort on health care that is so disrupting the natural business cycle.

Today I heard on KMBZ that three of President Obama’s key economic advisers stated that 9.7% Unemployment was going to be around throughout 2010, 2011 and likely deep into 2012 with the possibility of even higher numbers.  Sir, this is the focus that you will be judged on November 2, 2010 at the ballot box.  Did you get jobs for Missouri?  Did you pay attention to the voters that trusted you and put you in office?

If you vote Yes on Health Care, and you Vote NO on new jobs.  Sir, I will vote No on your ballot on November 2nd and the reason is simple; you will have gone against over 50% of the will of the people you represent.  If we who elect you can’t trust you to represent us in good faith, then the framers of our country had it right, the Congress needs to be replaced every two years so they remain in touch with their constituents.

I wish you well Congressman Cleaver.

Respectfully Submitted,
The Lee’s Summit Conservative

One response to Write to Your Congressman and Senator: Now is not the time to be timid

  1. Patrick Mann March 17th, 2010 at 7:39 am

    It is in the nature of Congressman Cleaver II to ignore his constituency as I have, in the past, contacted him on a number of bills. I remember specifically contacting him concerning the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 and received a response that included this quote:

    " Ninety-nine percent of my constituent calls were urging me to vote "no". In fact, I would say there is still an overwhelming majority of constituents that were opposed to a 'yes' vote."

    Of course, we know that Congressman Cleaver II voted for the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008.

    I am, by no means, what one would consider a conservative. My vote has much to do with how accurately I believe an candidate will represent me while holding office. It is clear to me that Congressman Cleaver II has no interest in speaking with the voice of his constituency.