Time capsule: Don’t Raise Interest Rates — Or Else (I Might Write You Another Letter)!
Posted by ajspage on April 13, 2009
I just found this letter that I wrote to Nancy Pelosi — in 2005!! Yes, 2005. Sadly prophetic. And sadly unanswered — too angry to deserve an answer I suppose, but not angry enough to get a visit from the nice folks in Homeland Security. (I’ve edited out some superfluous stuff, like concerns about the security of the vote — old news. And the disaster I mentioned — remember Katrina? Not old news. Oh, and raising interests rates won’t help me anymore, sadly, my personal piggy bank crumbled with the country’s.)
So my question is: what is a Conservative today, except NOT fiscally conservative? (Okay, that was just a rhetorical question. The answer has been settled for way too long.)
Please thank the Honorable Nancy Pelosi for naming the corruption and cronyism of this administration.
I’m tired of Republicans treating this country like their own private piggy bank that they can shake down whenever they want as if it will never crack.
FEMA used to be a good agency. I watched them give the American people about as good a return on their investment as could be expected until this administration. The scope of this disaster cried out more than ever to have lessons learned from previous disasters applied, and they have not been. Don’t let them get away with saying that there is anything about this disaster, even the scope, that excuses the shambles FEMA was and is in. If anything, it was more important than ever to apply lessons from previous disasters. Don’t let them get away with saying, “we will learn for the next disaster.” IT IS NOT TOO LATE TO LEARN FOR *THIS* DISASTER! There have been plenty of disasters before this one, lessons have not been applied, and there is still plenty of time to take charge and do things right. It could start TODAY! Many thousands of people’s lives and productivity, hang in the balance.
As much as raising interest rates would help me personally in the future, how much pressure is the Fed under to keep raising them by this administration? Do they think people really buy the argument that the economy is heating up and rates need to continue to be raised to keep inflation in check? (That interest rates have ANYTHING to do right now with rising energy prices or that it’s in this country’s best interest to make credit as expensive as possible?!!)
I’m sorry to send such a cranky email, I’m tired of having to watch helplessly as a bunch of bullies and goons flush our beautiful country down the tubes for their own selfish gains. I’m tired of having them sully the name of God and Christianity by associating their actions and party with it. [Note for you Godless heathens: The only thing that drove Jesus to physical violence was people using the church for their own selfish monetary gain…]
FEMA was flushed for what? For two years now, my relatives in [anti-war European country] can’t send me food packages of pre-packaged, grocery-store bought foods — for SECURITY REASONS per this administration — and uninspected container ships arrive daily from some of the shakiest parts of the world. Keeping this country safe from specialty foods sent for allergic children! Wow! That’s money well spent in the fight against terror!
I apologize once again for my sarcasm and bitterness. I love this country; thank you for doing everything in your power to defend its future as a great nation.
Whatever the road that got us here, we can no longer afford this war. I do not want to see us collapse into a third-world backwater, we are better than this. Thank you for doing everything in your power to bring our troops home soon. Press this administration for the plan — rerun footage of Bush promising never to send our troops into harms way without an exit strategy if you have to, and make him give it to you!