Monday, September 22, 2008

Dear Congressman

To: The Honorable Howard Coble, US House of Representatives, Sixth District North Carolina.

Dear Congressman Coble:

From what I've seen of the 700 billion dollar "bailout" plan proposed by the Treasury, it contains no oversight and gives the Treasury Secretary nearly unlimited powers to buy up junk assets with our money. Further, it provides absolutely no reforms to ensure we don't have to do this again in a few years.

I strongly urge you not to vote for any plan that does not contain these two vital provisions. The Administration is using this meltdown as another attempt to scare us into handing them more power with none of the checks and balances that are so vital to our democracy.

Jerry D. Rhoades, Jr.

You can find your Representative here.

Please take a moment and let them know how you feel so that this crisis doesn't turn into ANOTHER situation in which the Administration scares Congress into handing them more and more power.

6 comments:

Bryon Quertermous said...

Jerry? Interesting...

JD Rhoades said...

What did you think the "J" stood for?

Fran said...

You did see that McCain made this statement, didn't you?

"No CEO of any corporation or business that is bailed out by us, that is rescued by American tax dollars, should receive any more than the HIGHEST PAID (emphasis added) person in the federal government."

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/ 20080...tics_obama_dc_8

I wrote my representative too, although by now he's probably tired of me yapping at him all the time. But hey, that's why he's there!

And may I add my "?" to Bryon's. I have no idea what I thought the "J" stood for, but somehow "Jerry" caught me off guard, but in a nice way.

JD Rhoades said...

"No CEO of any corporation or business that is bailed out by us, that is rescued by American tax dollars, should receive any more than the HIGHEST PAID (emphasis added) person in the federal government."

I'm sure he's forgotten that by now.

Tom said...

Thanks, J.D.

No more 'Baghdad Billions' for these thieves and robbers to spend with their pals.

It's always like killing snakes with a hammer, isn't it?

L.J. Sellers said...

I sent an e-mail voicing my concerns, but somehow, I expect it to have the same net impact as all my other communication to our government. But at least the media is pointing out the lack of oversight now.