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Sun Dec 30, 2012, 01:05 PM

My letter to Ohio republican Senator about voting against Aid for the Sandy disaster....

What exactly were you thinking when you cast a vote AGAINST federal aid for the Sandy hurricane disaster? Did it ever occur to the Esteemed Senator from the great state of Ohio that we might one day face a devastating natural disaster? By not voting for the assistance, are you comfortable setting the precedent that natural disasters are well natural and must be handled by those afflicted and those who would give private monies.

By your action, I guess you would be all right if the Senators and House members in the afflicted area might remember that vote and vote against aid for Ohio?

Again, being that this is my second time contacting your office, I thought you would be a thoughtful and reasonable Senator being that Ohio is pretty much a bi-partisan state. But I have to ask, when did you decide to embrace the idea of too much spending as damaging the National Economy.

You see I remember you were in the Bush Administration as the head of the OMB participating in developing the massive build up in budget deficits thinking that money would just appear via increased economic activity. But then again, you probably wanted to run up the debt to make it easier to take federal money off the table for anything but defense spending. You supported trillions for an unfunded and unnecessary war and unfunded tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans and yet not a cent for people in New York and New Jersey.

Shakespeare said it best when he said "What a piece of work is he.."

You, Senator Portman are some piece of work…

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 01:08 PM

1. Portman is less than worthless. He is a huge zero for this state.

And he just. doesn't. care.

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 01:11 PM

2. Either you will get their general standard letter they give everyone or you won't hear at all.

 

I have called Corker's office and left messages and have even emailed him only never to have the question answered but thanking me for writing. I guess I should be glad with that because the congressman never answers back.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 02:16 PM

3. Yes, it's an exercise in futility, for the most part...

But at least I gave it a shot.

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Response to WCGreen (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 03:55 PM

7. I'd say it was a good wake up call. You always let them know we all aren't out here not

 

paying attention. You sure let him know.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 02:51 PM

4. I have heard from others and it's been my experience...

 

that many in Congress ignore emails and telephone calls. The thinking is that, if you're not willing to take the time, you're not serious and will simply go away.

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Response to DCKit (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 03:54 PM

6. Well it really is suppose to represent 2,000 people. At least that was told to me once.

 

They sure don't seem threatened by it. After all corporations are paying them to work for them not us. I know I have said to the aide to answers the phone I bet if I had a million dollars you'd let me speak to him then. You never get an answer.

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 03:52 PM

5. You really pinned his ears back! I hope he read your letter...

That was wonderful, the best of both worlds: Factual and passionate.

Bravo!

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 05:42 PM

8. Ol' "Rob" strikes again

His staff must LOVE reading his emails and answering his phone!!! I have contacted "Rob" twice in less than a month over two other issues and used much the same tone you did. Each time I got a pandering reply that assumed that I was really, really stupid and watched Fox News a lot.

Many of my friends have also contacted his office, and now we share his replies. Those who call challenge his staff. My favorite response came when we challenged his no vote on the international treaty for the disabled. "Rob" voted no because our first priority needed to be job creation! My friend responded, "And it would have taken more time to vote yes than no???" The staff member then stammered a lot.

Time to check in again on the Sandy vote! Do love the folksy website ...

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 12:57 PM

9. He must have forgotten about the tornado outbreak of 1974 that devastated parts of

Ohio. What an asshole. Good for you.

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