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An Open Letter to Government

July 28th, 2011 at 07:24 am

To the members of Congress:
I am respectfully asking you to get it together and raise the debt ceiling. It doesn't matter what side of the isle you are on, it needs to be done.
To the Democrats, cut the entitlements. Cut Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. I know that is your pride and joy, but it is time to make some hard choices. Just so you are aware my son is on Social Security and I am on Medicaid, so I will be affected just like everyone else, but I am still willing to make the sacrifice. Are you?
To the Republicans. Why are you willing to let the middle and lower class shoulder the burden of tax cuts? Why aren't the people who can afford it the most having to pay their fair share? It's time to close some loopholes and raise revenue to help the budget.
I have no doubt that you all feel you are doing what's best for this Country. But in reality, you are not. If you cause the Government to default, you are putting the economy at risk, as well as the people who hired you. Why are you not willing to make the tough decisions? Are you afraid you will upset the voter base and not get re-elected? Oh well, you were sent there to do a job, it may be tough and it may eventually cost you the job, but nonetheless it is a job, so do it. Thank you for your time.

4 Responses to “An Open Letter to Government”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Well said. Did you send a copy to your representatives? It would be wise for all of us to do so.

  2. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Would be interested to hear how you would be willing to sacrifice on your own Medicaid and your son's Social Security. You have up-front seats in the matter.

  3. wolfy Says:

    Believe it or not I sent a letter to my reps and all I got was a form letter back, that didn't say anything other than "we are working for you..."

    While financially it would be difficult I would be willing to pay more of a copay than $1.00 or even some kind of premium each month. As for my son's SS, I have to think on that one. It comes from his biological dad's disability. Unfortuntely we are not in a place to refuse it, but could probably accept a little less each month.

  4. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    You might need to talk to your state legislators if you'd like to have the copays raised. States administer Medicaid and create some of the local coverage policy. I think co-pays are higher in my state. I just took a neighbor to her Medicaid dental appointment and her co-pay was $25. I know dental co-pays might be different.

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