Dear Republican Leadership,
I recently received your letter asking me for a contribution. The letter arrived as Republican Leadership assured us there was no way to stop Obamacare. As your records must indicate I have given freely for years and have a number of membership cards, with gold stars, congratulating me for helping “the team.”
I also received a telephone call from a young man who was doing his best to be positive and reassure me my representatives were working hard on my behalf, and with my contribution, they will be able to work even harder. These hard workers have bowed to rules exempting Congressional Staff from Obamacare, while allowing the working class to be drawn into a system increasing the size of the IRS, while decreasing the number of doctors. These hard workers have allowed special interest groups to delay their entry into this scheme, while demanding the average citizen start immediately. They need to stop working so hard, they are killing us.
You saw what I wrote on the donation reply card…sorry for the strong language. To the young man who called, you did a good job. It was not you, it was the people who hired you, that made me give you the strong “NO.”
Don’t get me wrong. I was born a Republican. My grandfather, a field worker with seven kids, had a strong fear of the Federal Government. He passed his fears to his grandkids talking about the damage done by FDR. My grandfather said the Republicans believed in the Constitution and the limits it placed on government. My grandfather told us Republicans believed in a small government which stayed out of people’s lives. My grandfather believed the Republican Party was a defender of working people.
We now have a Republican Party has become watered down like bad beer, Democratic Party Light. They have voted to increase the size of government with large unfunded benefits. They are providing background information on Republican members who are not falling into line on the health care program. They voted to increase the National Debt and folded on most attempts to decrease the size of government. You cannot take credit for sequester, that was a President Obama idea.
The Republican Party was not the Party of Washington, D.C., it was the Party of working Americans. Today’s Republican elected representatives must decide, do they want to remain a part of the Washington Establishment, or return to being representatives of working people.
We are witnessing the Democratic Party playing to specialized interests. In the last five years the wealthy have grown their wealth and working class people have suffered. Lower labor participation rates, higher taxes, lower average income, and college students without opportunity are the result of a growing Federal Government. Have you folks become such a part of the establishment, you forgot about the people who rely on you to represent the working class?
The Party you have become is not my Party. I don’t believe in Socialized Medicine, Illegal Immigration, less than 50% of citizens paying 100% of income taxes, a National Debt equal to 100% of the GNP, or a Party which goes to the press to demean another member because it might upset their Washington status. Where is the emphasis on the Republican message of individual responsibility, individual rights and equal opportunity? Republicans have a winning message and yet you are bashing real leaders trying to save the middle class.
Don’t send me a note declaring we are dividing the Republican Party and helping the Democrats win. You folks have caved, folded and muddled yourself into a position that if you do win, we would get a moderate willing to compromise on basic beliefs. So while the party might split, it is because you are leaving the working class. We know of a famous President who reported his Party left him, I feel the same way. I’m not leaving yet, but you are scaring me.
I will be sending checks. They will go to The Heritage Foundation, Hillsdale College, Ted Cruz, The Tea Party, Mike Lee, my church and local charities. Notice how they are all groups/people who deliver what they promise.
When a new Conservative Party is formed and starts the long process of recovering our lost rights, providing equal opportunity instead of equal outcomes, honoring the working class and offering a hand up instead of a handout, they will also get a check. Good luck with your strategy of folding early and folding often!
John Webb, Voter