Mar 26, 2018 Voices Of Montana 0 comment

An Angry Listener Lets Loose.

March 22, 2018

Dear Senator Tester.

Last week you voted on the $1.3 Trillion Omnibus bill that will fund the government ONLY through September 2018.  This is a huge 2,232 page bill that apparently includes everything but common sense and again, a bill that nobody will ever get a change to read and so as our gal pal Nancy says “we will have to pass it to see what is in it”.

I am so disgusted with every one of our 435 elected officials who apparently have nobody’s best interests at heart except their own.

I have tried for years to be patient hoping you people would finally come to your senses but apparently  Common Sense died with the onset of political correctness and none of you have the courage to fight for what is right.  America used to be the greatest country on the face of the planet but we are no longer the Shining City on the Hill.   We have become a cash cow for everyone and everything who considers entitlement to be a birth right and overrun with corrupt politicians who encourage lawlessness (FBI knows about but doesn’t do a thing about illegal aliens who are not authorized to work in the United States and were paid $4.2 billion in refundable credits – https://www.treasury.gov/tigta/auditreports/2011reports/201141061fr.pdf.)

You fund Alaskan bridges to nowhere and now $540M in funding for Schumer’s Hudson River tunnel project along with every insane request that every lobbyist sneaks in knowing we, the stupid people who vote, will never know because of the size and complexity of the Federal Government.  Just when I think I’ve heard it all, I listen to the latest Breaking News which is always worse than the one before.

America has over 330 million people of which we allow 535 of the supposedly finest and brightest to protect this great nation.  You have all failed and for a very long time.  Where is your conscience?  All any of you ever do is spin whatever the topic of the day is to keep the rest of us falsely assured that you are doing what is best for America.  Thank God for a handful of conservative journalists who are digging deep to expose the decades of corruption that has been created by our elected officials.

I am enraged that you are about to add yet another $1.3 trillion to our massive and growing national debt of over $21 trillion.  That is beyond my comprehension and yet you run as a candidate for smaller government.  Why does this bill include money to continue Planned Parenthood and sanctuary city funding?  These are both illegal or is selling baby body parts not illegal in this Country?  Sanctuary cities certainly are.  You spend billions of dollars in social services, education and legal defense of illegal aliens and refugees who don’t bother assimilating and accepting our country but you can’t seem to find any money to provide proper health care to our veterans or give social security recipients a raise.  I haven’t had a raise for over 3 years because you tell me it is based on COLA and food, energy and health care aren’t included.  That’s a lie because MY food, heating and health care costs have all increased dramatically to the point where I can’t figure out where the next cut will come from so I can afford to eat.  I started paying into SS and Medicare in 1959 when I was 15 and got my first job as a telephone operator.  I was self employed from 1983 to 1992 and paid both employee and employer SS for 9 years.  I worked until retirement and also raised a daughter as a single mother.  I do not consider social security as an entitlement.  I paid into social security and Medicare for all of my working life.

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It makes me sick when I think of all the fraud and waste that continues without any correction while politicians continue to add to the growing list with their constant omnibus bills just to make sure the government doesn’t shut down.  Well, in my opinion, that would be the best think that could happen as it might wake somebody up.  You never address the real problem in America which is overspending by the Federal Government.  You only address the fact that ‘entitlement programs’, Medicare and social security, need to be reformed but for some reason you don’t include Medicaid and welfare in that category and nothing ever gets done.  It’s about damn time you focus your attention on those who have contributed to America for their entire lives rather than continuing to pile unearned benefits into the out-stretched hands of those who have done nothing to earn them.

Here’s a common sense solution.  Cut the fraud and waste, give each agency and department their own budget and mandate that they function within their budget just like American households do and if anyone is here illegally or chooses not to work, then NO taxpayer gifts and the government needs to implement an annual personnel review of each employee from top down and evaluate their competency because where I am sitting, anyone competent would not put up with all the shenanigans that are and have been committed.  I have to balance my household expenses and so should the government.  And, I have no debt!

And, so, I have vented and I am done!  I have voted my entire life but my vote apparently means nothing because no matter who I vote for, I always get the ‘other guy’.  Big money controls our elections and our politicians.  I will not vote again in any election because my vote doesn’t matter.

Regards,

Dianne Porter

Marion, Montana

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