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Saturday, June 17, 2017

What Americans Want (and need):

-universal, affordable, health care. Just like CongressCare-the kind we taxpayers pay for members of Congress to have!  Tell Congress you want, and demand, CongressCare. And that, if we all do not get it, neither will they.  See how fast they end their 75 year debate and finally give Americans what people in the rest of the civilized world (and members of Congress) enjoy.

-tax cuts. Big ones. After all, we haven't had decent, if any, raises in wages or Social Security or retirement incomes in decades. Why should our taxes keep going UP?  Besides, we know how to spend our own money better than Congress does. And we will.

-fair trade and decent jobs, benefits and retirements. A decent standard of living for all Americans.  Trump promised to end false and unfair trade. Help America and Americans. Stop currency manipulation by China and others. BRING BACK Americans' jobs sent overseas by WTO and NAFTA - trade agreements signed and poorly negotiated by Bill Clinton and agreed to, in effect, by members of Congress decades ago.
Problem is: our trading "partners" buy almost nothing from us and after accounting for this and its economic impact, as well as for allowing 20 million illegal aliens to come live here when legal residents cannot live here in the prosperity we once enjoyed, we now know that adding to our personal finances, family incomes and ability to pay for education and health and for a clean environment as well as financing Social Security adequately has become impossible. That's because millions of the jobs we used to have here, the millions of jobs that once financed decent government and decent standards of living, plus retirement incomes many of us could live on, -these jobs are now offshore. Overseas. Someone else has them. And so the piddly amounts we all once paid into for Social Security and Medicare and for private retirement plans as well as for some health care which employers paid for, are not even being collected.  No wonder we no longer have decent wages, adequate Social Security and decent retirement plans, jobs for our high school and college kids. Local, state and federal tax bases that once delivered needed revenues to defend our country, educate our kids, improve roads and bridges and invest in industrial parks and a clean environment - now a federal and state and local governments going broke, along with millions of Americans.   Not a good economic plan, Congress. And one that has been more than lame for the past 40 years.

-fair and free elections (again). Unencumbered by money from billlionaires, let alone - supposedly - influence by the Russkies!  Imagine. Congress expects Americans to be more concerned about some foreign nation interfering with our elections when we all know that the end result is and has been and continues to be more dysfunction, more gridlock, more polarization, more GOTCHA government, instead of one of, by and for the People!
Besides the fact that someone - could it have been Congress? State legislators? - mandated all voting take place digitally - on what are essentially 'hackable' computers?  At least in the old days, when voting machines were mechanical, bribes were the predominant method of influencing the outcome of elections - and were much easier to discover, deter and act upon.    

No wonder our federal, personal and state and student loan debt burdens continue to grow into the trillions of dollars!  Nobody's working and those who are, do not earn enough to live on nor to save enough for rainy days or for retirement.

So hello Congress!  When you gonna correct all this and bring OUR jobs and standards of living and family incomes and decent, affordable health care and retirements and state and federal tax bases back?

We all know your answer: Never.
Here's ours: So we will soon elect YOU out of office. Get a real job. Like us. Min. wage, no benefits, no retirement.
You've been lying for too long. Collecting an annual income 10 times what average Americans earn - with benefits. But work only 100 days? Who works for someone, refuses to do what their employers tell them to do, cry about being dysfunctional, claim they have no money - pretending they have no clue that they are responsible for this - and then only work one-third of the time we hired them to work for us?

No wonder political polls determined some time ago that Americans' approval rating of members of Congress is less than that for cockroaches.

Why Should We Vote for You? We should not and will not.

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