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    Congress screwing the american people

    Nothing in Snopes to refute this letter. The man who sent it to me is over 90 years old so he is of the same opinion as the writer.


    A TRUE STORY OF CONGRESS SCREWING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE


    This is really a great letter. I am most impressed by the fact the gentleman who wrote it signed his name and address to it.

    This came from a Democrat! I read it and it certainly hits the nail where it would hurt. Google has the letter posted on their web site.

    This is well written.......and should be read by everyone in these United States! It will be well worth the three minutes it requires to read this. It is quite impressive.


    You can be Republican, Democrat, Liberal, Conservative, Independent or Libertarian and I'll bet this will hit a nerve. Our country is in real trouble.


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    Senator Patty Murray
    Senator Maria Cantwell
    Washington, DC 20510

    Dear Senators:

    I have tried to live by the rules my entire life. My father was a Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army, who died of combat related stresses shortly after his retirement. It was he who instilled in me those virtues he felt important - honesty, duty, patriotism and obeying the laws of God and of our various governments. I have served my country, paid my taxes, worked hard, volunteered and donated my fair share of money, time and artifacts.

    Today, as I approach my 79th birthday, I am heart-broken when I look at my country and my government. I shall only point out a very few things abysmally wrong which you can multiply by a thousand fold. I have calculated that all the money I have paid in income taxes my entire life cannot even keep the Senate barbershop open for one year! Only Heaven and a few tight-lipped actuarial types know what the Senate dining room costs the taxpayers. So please, enjoy your haircuts and meals on us.


    Last year, the president spent an estimated $1.4 billion on himself and his family. The vice president spends $ millions on hotels. They have had 8 vacations so far this year! And our House of Representatives and Senate have become America's answer to the Saudi royal family. You have become the "perfumed princes and princesses" of our country.



    In the middle of the night, you voted in the Affordable Health Care Act, a.k.a. "Obamacare," a bill which no more than a handful of senators or representatives read more than several paragraphs, crammed it down our throats, and then promptly exempted yourselves from it substituting your own taxpayer-subsidized golden health care insurance. (Let's eliminate that exemption and put the Congress under the Affordable Health Care Act)


    You live exceedingly well, eat and drink as well as the "one percenters," consistently vote yourselves perks and pay raises while making 3.5 times the average U.S. individual income, and give up nothing while you (as well as the president and veep) ask us to sacrifice due to sequestration (for which, of course, you plan to blame the Republicans, anyway).


    You understand very well the only two rules you need to know - (1) How to get elected, and (2) How to get re-elected. And you do this with the aid of an eagerly willing and partisan press, speeches permeated with a certain economy of truth, and by buying the votes of the greedy, the ill-informed and under-educated citizens (and non-citizens, too, many of whom do vote ) who are looking for a handout rather than a job. Your so-called "safety net" has become a hammock for the lazy. And, what is it now, about 49 or 50 million on food stamps - pretty much all Democrat voters - and the program is absolutely rife with fraud and absolutely no congressional oversight?


    I would offer that you are not entirely to blame. What changed you is the seductive environment of power in which you have immersed yourselves. It is the nature of both houses of Congress which requires you to subordinate your virtue in order to get anything done until you have achieved a leadership role. To paraphrase President Reagan, it appears that the second oldest profession (politics), bears a remarkably strong resemblance to the oldest.



    As the hirsute first Baron John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton (1834 -1902), English historian and moralist, so aptly and accurately stated, "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men." I'm only guessing that this applies to the female sex as well. Tell me, is there a more corrupt entity in this country than Congress?


    While we middle class people continue to struggle, our government becomes less and less transparent, more and more bureaucratic, and ever so much more dictatorial, using Czars and Secretaries to tell us (just to mention a very few) what kind of light bulbs we must purchase, how much soda or hamburgers we can eat, what cars we can drive, gasoline to use, and what health care we must buy. Countless thousands of pages of regulations strangle our businesses costing the consumer more and more every day.


    As I face my final year, or so, with cancer, my president and my government tell me "You'll just have to take a pill," while you, Senator, your colleagues, the president, and other exulted government officials and their families will get the best possible health care on our tax dollars until you are called home by your Creator while also enjoying a retirement beyond my wildest dreams, which of course, you voted for yourselves and we pay for.



    The chances of you reading this letter are practically zero as your staff will not pass it on, but with a little luck, a form letter response might be generated by them with an auto signature applied, hoping we will believe that you, our senator or representative, has heard us and actually cares. This letter will, however, go on line where many others will have the chance to read one person's opinion, rightly or wrongly, about this government, its administration and its senators and representatives.


    I only hope that occasionally you might quietly thank the taxpayer for all the generous entitlements which you have voted yourselves, for which, by law, we must pay, unless, of course, it just goes on the $19 trillion national debt for which your children and ours, and your grandchildren and ours, ad infinitum, must eventually try to pick up the tab.


    My final thoughts are that it must take a person who has either lost his or her soul, or conscience, or both, to seek re-election and continue to destroy the country that I deeply love. You have put it so far in debt that we will never pay it off while your lot improves by the minute, because of your power.


    For you, Senator, will never stand up to the rascals in your House who constantly deceive the American people. And that, my dear Senator, is how power has corrupted you and the entire Congress. The only answer to clean up this cesspool is term limits and replacing their retirement with the same Social Security plan the rest of us will receive (if they don't put that program into bankruptcy) . This, of course, will kill the goose that lays your golden eggs. And woe be to him (or her) who would dare to bring it up.


    Sincerely,
    Bill Schoonover
    3096 Angela Lane
    Oak Harbor, WA

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  3. My sentiment exactly.

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    "Congress screwing American people" must what we want them to do , because we keep electing and re-electing them over and over. Years ago there was a guy in South Carolina that had a outdoors show called "The Southern Sportsman". He was a very conservative, outspoken guy. One thing he said frequently was, "Never re-elect anybody, not even you granny". Even though he has passed on years ago, this still holds true, and maybe more so today.

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    OG, if someone refutes some of your nonsense because it is flagged as FALSE on Snoops, you simply dismiss Snoops as just some blogger with an agenda. Yet when it's NOT on Snoops, you use that as proof that it is factual.... fail.

    In reality it was supposedly written 4 years and can be found on the infowars site, a long standing member of the "fake news and hoax" conspiracy websites.
    “Religion is an insult to human dignity. Without it you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things.
    But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.” ― Steven Weinberg

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    Quote Originally Posted by XD40scinNC View Post
    OG, if someone refutes some of your nonsense because it is flagged as FALSE on Snoops, you simply dismiss Snoops as just some blogger with an agenda. Yet when it's NOT on Snoops, you use that as proof that it is factual.... fail.

    In reality it was supposedly written 4 years and can be found on the infowars site, a long standing member of the "fake news and hoax" conspiracy websites.
    Damn XD, that is good to know. There are so many out there who religiously believe Snopes so I thought I would throw that in to save their complaints. As for the letter being written four years ago, I didn't know that but, it is still as true today as when written. But that is OK, please continue to update when necessary.

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    Speaking of updates, I'm curious. Since it's been over four years since his letter, and he had only one year left, did Mr. Schoonover die of cancer? Just wondering what happened to him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reba View Post
    Speaking of updates, I'm curious. Since it's been over four years since his letter, and he had only one year left, did Mr. Schoonover die of cancer? Just wondering what happened to him.
    I have no idea but, from what he was implying, I would venture to say that he is among the ranks of the "dearly departed."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldgrunt View Post
    Nothing in Snopes to refute this letter.
    Snopes shows that the letter is authentic. Look it up next time using the authors name of a published article.

    Snopes | Letter from Bill Schoonover: CORRECTLY ATTRIBUTED. Letter from April 3, 2013 to Washington Senators Patty Murrayand Maria Cantwell.

    Bill Schoonover's last published comment/article was on Sep 6th, 2016. I couldn't find any reports of him being dead. His house hasn't been sold since 2008.

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    bofh: Old son, I know that you try to be the absolute authority on all subjects on here but, in this case, you are wrong. I did attempt to find it on Snopes but couldn't. Not that it matters, but I really couldn't care less whether it was or not. Interesting letter and I posted it thinking someone else may enjoy it. I don't feel the necessity to be critical of the posts of others but I guess there are those who do. Good, that should keep you busy researching. I'll try tomorrow to give you something else to verify.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldgrunt View Post
    bofh: Old son, I know that you try to be the absolute authority on all subjects on here but, in this case, you are wrong. I did attempt to find it on Snopes but couldn't. Not that it matters, but I really couldn't care less whether it was or not. Interesting letter and I posted it thinking someone else may enjoy it. I don't feel the necessity to be critical of the posts of others but I guess there are those who do. Good, that should keep you busy researching. I'll try tomorrow to give you something else to verify.
    I found it with my first try using Google, just the full name of the author and snopes. It was the very first search result. Given how much outright BS is posted in this forum, you should care if your OPs are automatically seen as BS or not.

    I thought your post was BS, by the way, because that's my default opinion of political posts in this forum. Feel free to post more, just don't rely on me verifying them. I will comment whenever I feel like.

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