Well, I wrote another letter to the president after receiving an email from his administration. I just can’t take it anymore, and you know what, we ought to keep shouting, we ought to keep shutting down the town hall meetings meant to advertise the power of politicians hoping to suck up to corporate greed.
Dear Mr. President,
Once again I’ve received an email on your behalf asking for money. The audacity to ask us, at this time, for $5 for health care reform is mind-boggling! I wish I had the words to express the disappointment I feel at such uninspired exploitation of the hopes and dreams of the American people. I’m mad as hell and i’m not going to take it anymore.
You must stop asking us for money!
You ought to get in their and argue for your side and convince those greedy, power hungry slugs of human beings to do something profound and enlightened, and if you can’t then admit that to the American people, millions that you convinced to count on you.
The requests for money is so offensive to us that I cannot over-stress this.
use your own money! beg if you have to, but not to us, not to those of us who are daily beaten down by the unending lust of corporate greed, those dying and suffering because of the moral vacuum created by an adherence to market idolatry.
when you ask us for money i lose hope in your presidency simply because it is such a breach of trust. are the millions you will make in your lifetime not enough? are the billions we pay in taxes not enough? the billions we pay for insurance not enough? the billions of dollars in profit we earn through our labor not enough? no, you still need that 5 dollars from us, as a lottery ticket with the hope that we might get a little change from the health care companies. well, enough is enough.
i don’t have a lot of power, but you said you wanted to hear from the american people and these are my feelings. let your campaign managers know that asking for money after you’ve been elected is in bad taste, it’s despicable.
if you can’t get it done, let the american people know why.
with all due respect, from one of those citizens kept in the shadows,