Tom Delay did his part, bless his heart! This POS Doggit was my congresscritter till Delay rewrote his district away from me, thank God. Wound up with a true Hero, Michael T. McCaul. It was said back then of Doggit, that he was very amenable to requests from citizens- If they brought Cash!
Finally getting time to finish the report
#2 The Bastrop thing was in the City Hall/AC & microphone. Very small room but crowded, maybe 40 people. The people with signs in the back. The meeting was the Bastrop Historical meeting where Doggett was giving out some pork, thousands of dollars to renovate downtown Bastrop (it needs it).
One guy in the back kept saying “TAXPAYERS MONEY” I agreed with him, but this meeting was not the place. 3 guys behind me and one sitting next to me, were upset that the “healthcare protestors” were coming to this meeting. Come to find out they were all board members of the Historical Society. Doggett did acheive his “pork for votes” in that room.
Not wanting to distrupt the Historical meeting we ducked out and so did most Healthcare people.
Outside was a table set up with a picture of “tea” and 4 glasses and a deck of cards (with republican elephant on the back) The “freepers” (I like that term better than protestors. Because freeping is standing up for things - tho I accept protesting against HC)
We talked for a while with the tea party and showed the huge binder that contains the whole bill. Took some pictures and left.
Sounds like we left too early. darn I hated missing that fun. Talking to the early ones, they were from Bastrop and the guy who yelled out during the meeting was also from Bastrop so I figure he had the right.
I had to look up Doggetts site, yes I had it wrong, not 45 but 25. Sorry. I should have looked at my voter card before posting. my bad.
#45. I have called Doggett every day for years. I didn’t know I was supposed to give cash each time. 1st I can’t afford that, 2nd. he wouldn’t listen anyway and I won’t add to the guys war chest. I did give him a book once (The FairTax) later asked if he read it and he said, “there is another thing we don’t agree on” that is a direct quote. The guy is hopeless.
Most all “angry” people (yes they were angry - my words and true) were lots little old ladies who had written doggett or called for months sometimes like me years. They are angry because he has forced that attitude upon us. We will sit on the couch as they have taken our rights and liberty for years but now it is the taking of liberty from our children and unborn grandchildren and that makes them angry and the line is being drawn.
And what is that line? The Constitution! The US would be in NONE of this mess and ALL OF IT CAN BE FIXED if Congress would only vote for what they are allowed to. Cut taxes to the bone and give that money back to the people. They will know how best to stimulate the economy.
My other thought is that I hated that slavery ever happened but I define slavery as someone else taking most of what you work hard to get. When taxes get over 20% then we are just slaves. At 60-80% with cap & tax & HC that is a slavery you can’t get back out of.