Friday, March 20, 2009

My latest message to Congressional leaders

Here's a message I just sent to some in Congress:

This if from a fund-raising message I received from Sen. John Cornyn:

"Frankly, it's unthinkable to me that a company American taxpayers bailed out would hand out bonuses to their executives. Where I come from - and pretty much everywhere except Washington, D.C. - you pay people to succeed - not to fail."

Since we "pay people to succeed -- not to fail," why are we paying anyone in Congress?

Remember, there have been lots and lots of opportunities for Republicans to stand up and ACT LIKE REPUBLICANS over more than THREE DECADES to address what was happening with the Fed's management of credit and the actions of FNMA and FHLMC. Far too many Republicans did NOTHING or, worse, VOTED with the Democrats.

It was a REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT, George W. Bush, that promoted the AIG bailout. It was NOT a Republican thing to do, however. Republicans are supposed to believe in FREE MARKETS and LIMITED GOVERNMENT. This is NOT a FAILURE of capitalism or the free market principles. This is yet another FAILURE of GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION in free markets and Republican actions have merely allowed the DEMOCRATS to cover over the FAILURE of such policies.

If REPUBLICANS WOULD ACT LIKE REPUBLICANS all the time, you would NOT be forced to put out SCHIZOPHRENIC FUND RAISING MATERIALS like the one I just received -- On the one hand blaming LIBERAL DEMOCRATS while, on the other hand, saying WE NEED MORE GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION in the affairs of the free market.

What are YOU going to tell them?

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