I just wanted to thank the men and a few women who, in our nation’s capital, loyally represent the American people on a daily basis. Your steadfast resolve to stand by your principles and prevent the debt ceiling from being raised ever higher is truly appreciated.
Here's a list of only a few of the many things for which you deserve my thanks.
- Thank you for turning Americans into second class citizens in the world. Maybe now we will be able to understand some of the problems people in lesser countries face day to day. There are too many problems to list them all, but they include:
o Increased violence
o Inadequate health care
o Food and water shortages
o Decreased longevity
· Thank you for insuring that I’ll be fortunate enough to work until I reach 70 or 80 years old, or die. Due to the collapse of our economy and crashing stock market, I no longer have much money in my retirement account, so I can’t possibly afford to retire.
· Thank you for insuring the stability of both Social Security and Medicare for future generations. By forcing the majority of us baby boomers to continue working, it won’t be necessary to pay us the Social Security or Medicare that we contributed to throughout our working lives.
· Thank you for finally putting an end to our overly consumptive society. Since we have a smaller income or are dealing with higher prices for everyday staples, we have stopped buying all that unnecessary stuff that clogged our homes and the tens of thousands of storage facilities dotting our towns. In fact, with empty storage facilities in abundance, maybe they can be used as low income housing for those of us who have lost our homes due to foreclosure brought on by predatory lenders and greedy investors who you were prescient enough to deregulate.
· Thank you for teaching those of us in the lower 90% that there really is a class system in America. It was obvious that we forgot our place – in the fields, in the factories, on the assembly line, or cleaning the mansions of the upper 10% of Americans.
Your hard work on our behalf should be celebrated. Unfortunately, due to our shortsightedness, you have been subjected to villainous name-calling, threats of retribution and ridicule. I hope you will be able to forgive us for not understanding the great purpose for which you have fought long and hard. Thank you for your deep and abiding concern for the well-being of every American, even if we didn’t contribute to your campaign war chests or PACs or even vote for you. Our stupidity just illustrates how poor our public school systems are and supports your commitment to cut spending to this example of government’s mishandling of the educational system.