I've had it up to HERE! (how to fuss at your Congresscritter)

Discussion in 'Politics' started by DKR, Jan 28, 2017.

  1. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    You just read the FedGov is getting ready to fund...what? Something you see as criminally stupid - say, free cheese to homeless Sudanese - in the Sudan.

    You go on line to 15 different boards and raise hell, Nothing happens and the Sudanese get the free cheese.

    Stop whining on the Internet - and raise Hell with your congress critter!

    Call the simpleton! Their numbers are public.
    U.S. Senate: _Senators of the 115th Congress

    Write a letter. No, use a pen, and actually write a letter. Put it in an envelope. (addresses also at link)
    Spend the $0.43 and tell the dolt (or doltess) why you see free cheese to Sudan as not a good use of your money.

    If you need to, type the letter into your word processor for spell/grammar check - do that. But write it out in longhand. Really.

    Be polite. Be specific. Stay on one subject!!!!!. Do not threaten in any way shape or form. Actual hand-written letters carry a lot of throw weight.

    Send money where appropriate.
    You will be contacted later for $$$$ when said dolt or doltess runs for office. Politely point out the results of your prior contact - if unhappy, then send the dough to his/her opponent - if possible.

    You are going to need some mass to out-weigh the K Steet insiders. Get your friends or like minded folks to do the same.

    All of this applies to local pols as well. If you don't get involved, I guarantee a lobbyist or so-called Special-interest group will....

    Right now, things are in a bit of of a flux. So, now is the time to get involved.

    techsar, Ganado, Oltymer and 3 others like this.
  2. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    For me, it is like writing, emailing or calling the dead...

    But I do it anyway, because I'm an :mad: person!
  3. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+++

    I think you wrapped up what they teach for 2 year political science degree in one post.
  4. duane

    duane Monkey+++

    Written to congressman, talked to congressman, told me he would not vote for a bill, he voted for it, wrote and reminded him of his statement, got back a weasel letter about the "party". Worked with others to replace him, sent copies of the canceled check I made out to his opponent, welcomed him home when he lost the election.
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  5. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    Don't panic.....there's probably a cheese mountain / glut somewhere in the USA, that if released into the domestic market, would probably depress the price of cheese to producers, thereby resulting in a distortion of the local cheese market subsidizing the inefficient overproduction of cheese.

    I think the plan is to destroy the Sudanese domestic cheese market, thereby creating a Sudanese cheese dependency which can be exploited later by US Big Ag produce marketers.

    Besides which the cheese processing manufacturers probably have co mingled dairy / bacon production lines....so its a win for Big Ag, a win for people hating brown people of the Islamic persuasion, and a win for politicians....the tax payer??? Who cares about them???

    Do you have a link to this story, DKR?
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2017
  6. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    There is such a supply of cheese. It is seriously low grade, grainy and gritty, and tastes horrible. Don't ask ---
  7. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    It seems like desperation cheese for desperate people. The Sudan does produce its own local cheese.

    Even a crappy quality food aid commodity will still earn a subsidy for inefficient / pork barrelled producers.....

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