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    Senior Member Uncle Bill's Avatar
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    Default A citizen from your home state, Marvin.

    And a contemporary of mine with similar symptoms...but beyond that, he states the situation in exactly the same way I would. His thoughts could just as easily be said by me, or any other conservative under Democrat representatives and congress critters. How enlightening.


    April 3, 2013

    Senator Patty Murray
    Senator Maria Cantwell
    Washington, DC , 20510

    Dear Senator:

    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. "Obama Care," 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

    You live exceedingly well, eat and drink as well as the "one
    percenters," 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 Congress?

    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 98277
    When the one you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure.

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    Thanks for posting this letter. Copied it for a relative.

    "To become competent in governing others, we must first learn to govern ourselves"
    Waite Phillips

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    Here's another one from Bill Schoonover:


    Could you provide a link to the one you posted? Will make it easier to repost.
    Last edited by HPL; 06-30-2013 at 03:36 PM.
    Any doctrine that weakens personal responsibility for judgment and for action helps create the attitudes that welcome and support the totalitarian state.
    (John Dewey)

    Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for 'tis better to be alone than in bad company.
    (George Washington)

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    UB - the last governor we had that acted like an R was Gary Locke, Obama's SoC & Ambassador to China - It's really bad here, not helped by the fact that the RTLifer's will not vote for anyone who fails their litmus test.

    The majority of lib votes come from Seattle, that bastion of low wages, over educated Barista's & corporate handouts for our rich folks like Allen & Gates. So they are crapping in their own nest along with the nests of others .

    The biggest problem is the regulators - I would not start a business in this state if I was starving to death.

    I just read "Fate of the States" by Meredith Whitney - she pinpoints the problem exactly where I believe it to be. Government overspending - guess who receives more than 70% or more of all government spending - public employees .

    Marvin S

    Everyone's friend is No One's friend

    Someday your life will flash before your eyes. It's your responsibility to make sure it's worth watching!

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