Healthcare debate:: Congress has once again sold out to special interests
An open letter to our U.S. Congress:
Where is all the promised transparency? Where is the transparency of the health care bill negotiations, the bailouts, and so many other critical issues? It is an astounding affront to the American people that the Congress is now negotiating our healthcare future in total secrecy behind closed doors, with only paid lobbyists and their pockets full of cash gaining entrance. That is a violation of the promises of your party, the promises of our President, and of the promise of America itself. This current disgrace is just one more clear desecration of your oath to act as a servant of The People. It is layered over decades of corruption, self-interest, sell-outs to special interests, and far too many other examples of clear disdain for the needs and hopes of the common American.
America is in deep trouble. The government, and especially Congress, has abandoned the fundamental ideals upon which this nation was founded. And it is just as obvious that the consequence will be a slow and painful slide towards ruin if this path is not reversed. It is becoming more apparent each day that the only possible route to saving this country must start with removing every member of Congress as soon as possible. To that end, I will be joining the millions of other ignored, frustrated and angry patriots who will work extremely hard during the next election cycles to send you all home. (Where, by the way, you will continue to enjoy the self-awarded health care and pensions and benefit plans that the other three hundred million of us Americans can only dream about, but must fund regardless.)
You all, and the elitist self-serving system you have created, have become as corrupt as the Senators of ancient Rome and, if you are not removed by means of elections, history has demonstrated that The People will ultimately seek other and less peaceful avenues of correction. That would be a tragedy for America, so the only option is to do everything possible to end this destruction of America by vote before The People are forced down another and very unfortunate path. That is exactly what I will work very hard to achieve in the coming months and years. I am joining the steadily growing groundswell of angry Americans who love their country enough to fight for it. I encourage every concerned American to join us in this crucial struggle. America must re-take The Hill!
With deep disappointment in you and the totality of Congress, and with determination to save my country I remain,
Gregg L. Matschke Waterloo