Although in the past, I have written in good humor with open letters, this is not one of those times. This is an out and out gripe fest to the idiots that have been elected to run our country.
I am appalled with the Republicans refusal to compromise. Do your job or lose your job. In case you are wondering my exact position on this whole debt ceiling thing here you go:
1) I am tired of hearing about it. Absolutely sick of it.
2) I blame the Republicans for walking away from the table repeatedly while they try and pander to the idiots who think they are "taxed enough already" and don't actually bother to see that their views and requests of their Representatives are actually more damaging to them than what is happening now.
3) For God's sake RAISE TAXES FOR THE WEALTHY. It is NOT fair that my tax burden as an unemployed, recent college graduate and my husband's as a grad student who works more than he is paid for, is more than people who make the high 6 figures. That is ridiculous. I am more than happy to pay taxes for the programs I believe that this country needs. I am not ok with the rich people doing nothing to help their country. I can't do it by myself.
4) STOP GIVING TAX BREAKS TO OIL COMPANIES AND OTHER MAJOR CORPORATIONS WHO USE AND ABUSE THEM. If everyone paid the same tax structure that we did under Clinton we could reduce the deficit so fast! Forget Clinton, what about the Republican's golden boy, Reagan's tax structure?
5) End Corn subsidies. End them now. Reinstate the FDA's and the USDA's ability to fine the companies and meat packing industries who break the laws. You want to subsidize something? Subsidize healthy foods that don't make this country sick. HFCS is TERRIBLE for you, but it's impossible to avoid it because the government has made it so cheap to use.
6) And one final request for you and all of your colleagues: Put what's right for this country instead of what is right for re-election. Grown a pair and actually help this country instead of hurt it.
Thank you for your time.
Mrs. Jenny Jensen
A Concerned and Angry American
P.S. I also support excise taxes.
Thank you all for your patience as I resist the urge to knock all of Congress' heads together until they pull them out of their major donor's bums.
This letter was sent directly to my district's Representative, Mike Rogers and to John Boehner. Except with an extra "I'm disappointed in you" thrown in for Boehner's letter. I did expand on a few things here that I didn't in the letters to them.