Friday, June 25, 2010

Open letter to Washington

To whom it may concern:

My unemployment benefits run out in 3 weeks and thanks to the Republican senators, there will not be any extensions.

Senator Voinovich, I realize that you are retiring, but do you want as part of your legacy that you screwed untold thousands of Ohio families because you wanted to protect big business. They should be taxed more if they eliminated jobs due to trade with the Chinese. Check with my former employer and see how much business they do with the Chinese.

President Obama, why didn't you wine and dine republican senators like you did those people in the house when you wanted your pet project with the health care passed? Yeah, we'll be healthy but we may not have a roof over our heads or food on the table. I know all these special interest groups got you in office, but it will be those who will only remember the period you were in office who will have a say as to whether you will have a job in 2-1/2 years.

Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, please read the paragraph above and remember both of you are subject to re-election this year.

And to the rest of you morons in congress, please learn how to go across the aisle and make nice with one another. And quit sending money overseas until you can take care of those who voted you in.

Sincerely,
A very concerned unemployed citizen

9 comments:

Syd said...

Cliff, I totally agree about taxing big business. I wish that there could be less political fighting and more doing on the part of both parties. Take care my friend.

Margaret said...

"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them."

-Thomas Jefferson

dons_mind said...

while i understand the sentiments, and really wish the extensions would have been passed, i have to disagree with your feelings about the republicans. the majority is owned by the democrats - the gop don't have enough votes to accomplish anything. although i willingly admit that they weren't supportive of the extension bill, it certainly wasn't the gop's fault it didn't get passed again........just sayin......

74WIXYgrad said...

The GOP had a filibuster going on in the senate and the vote for cloture was 57-41, with the two senators from West Virginia abstaining. The vote otherwise went along party lines.

There's plenty of blame to go to both parties, and I wonder if Voinovich was running for re-election if his vote would have changed.

I am not one to advocate a welfare state, but I've been paying into the system for almost 40 years now. I feel when it's my turn, the system should remember all my contributions over the years.

Ben said...

I agree with you. I have never been so fed up with our political "system", like you, on both sides of the aisle (an aisle which has become more like that fence down south to keep the foreigners out). Seems like taking care of our own displaced workers would score higher than some of the things we put on our political plate.

Anonymous said...

plenty of jobs out there. Just some folks believe that certain jobs are "beneath them".

Emma said...

And others are too chicken-shit to put their name out there...

74WIXYgrad said...

I Thought I raised you better than that. We should all be considerate of the testosterone challenged.

Michelle said...

Anonymous

You've never been unemployed or you'd realise how incredibly DUMB that comment is.