I received this from Cantwell's office. What the hell? She says nothing in this letter. Yeah, we'll spend but not too much and carefully. We'll tax but not too much. Everything will be just right.
Image via WikipediaIn this time of economic crisis, I believe it is especially important that Congress prioritize those measures that will foster long-term economic growth. We must reinvest in our education system, in our workers, in our nation's infrastructure and in the development of clean energy technologies that will reduce our dependence on foreign oil. By making these important investments today and helping revitalize our economy, we can leave our children with prosperity not debt.I agree with everything in the above statement but in the last 6 months, the exact opposite of that has occurred. All across the country education is being cut, lots of things are being done that deny workers rights, the oil companies and the Koch brothers bought and paid for republicans are laughing clean energy out of congress. Our lagging sagging infrastructure is last on the priority list after, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Somalia. I can name 2 big name infrastructure projects that republican governors have cancelled in the last 6 months. Can you think of one large infrastructure project that has been approved in the last 6 months? So yes, those are great goals but you need money to invest and all of ours already belongs to the wealthy or is going to Defense. The wealthy aren't paying taxes and of course no one but those "silly progressives" want to cut defense. Don't misunderstand I'm very happy that Senator Cantwell is my senator instead of Dave Reichert, but instead of just being better than X how about being a real Y, senator?
Dear Mr. Sarbiewski,
Thank you for contacting me with your thoughts on federal spending. I appreciate hearing from you on this important issue.
Government has a responsibility to spend taxpayers' dollars wisely, but it also has a responsibility to provide certain services and guarantees to the American people. I take both of these very seriously. To ensure that we have the ability to maintain our infrastructure, defend our borders, educate our children, and more, it is imperative that we keep our financial house in order.
It is critical that we carefully evaluate all spending proposals that come before the U.S. Congress; we have to focus on investing taxpayer dollars wisely. In this time of economic crisis, I believe it is especially important that Congress prioritize those measures that will foster long-term economic growth. We must reinvest in our education system, in our workers, in our nation's infrastructure and in the development of clean energy technologies that will reduce our dependence on foreign oil. By making these important investments today and helping revitalize our economy, we can leave our children with prosperity not debt.
As a member of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee I will continue to work with President Obama and with my colleagues to draft legislation that strikes the right balance in how we collect and spend federal tax dollars so we can leave more than debt to the next generation. I understand that this issue is especially important to you; be assured that I will keep your views in mind as we craft legislation.
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