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An Open Letter to John Boehner, Eric Cantor, and Paul Ryan
Your behavior as representatives of the people is so unabashedly self-serving I am ashamed you call yourselves American. Our nation continues to fall behind in in Human Development Index and your effort is to push it to the bottom. Your interest in serving is obviously limited to passing out payola checks from tobacco companies to fellow Republicans on the House Floor and doing everything in your power to protect the Rich, the Powerful and every snake in the grass that slithers at your heels. How dare you call these narcissistic affluent swine “Job Creators”. Your scheme is to convince the uninformed to give them yet more of the public treasure! A business does not add jobs because it is flush with cash. Business only adds jobs when the Demand is greater than its ability to produce. Stealing from the citizenry that provides that Demand for goods and services destroys business. But apparently you made a pact with Satan and are not interested in a successful economy. You are stunning in your arrogance! Your only interest in the economy is for it to fail so you can make Obama look bad in the public eye. From day one of the Obama administration you have said NO to all ideas for job growth, even those which were originally Republican ideas No you don’t want job growth and a stronger nation. You think it reasonable to borrow money from China to pay for the Bush Tax cuts to the wealthy and refusing to raise their taxes. By your standards, Ronald Reagan would be rejected by today’s GOP as he raised taxes eleven times. Even Jeb Bush agrees with that!
Then you execute a war on women that would make the Taliban proud! In addition to your buddies in the Senate blocking the paycheck fairness act, the Congress has discriminated against women. I am waiting for you to suggest they all stay home and wear Burqas. Your all male committee on women’s health was intent on driving out most women’s voices, but you were insistent on getting testimony from the religious right to testify: Asma Uddin of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, Jeanne Monahan of the Family Research Council an anti-abortion religious group, and Bishop William Lori of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops—who recently likened covering basic preventive health care for women to selling ham sandwiches at kosher delis. Looks like a stacked deck to me. The committee’s leadership was intent on drowning out voices for women’s health and rights with unfounded assertions about religious institutions’ authority to impose their beliefs even on those who disagree with them. Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, a global human rights organization that uses constitutional and international law to secure women's reproductive freedom, said “Scientific evidence shows that broadened access to affordable contraception reduces unintended pregnancies by the millions and saves American taxpayers billions of dollars every year. The issue raised in this debate is not whether religious liberty should be protected, but whose religious liberty the law should protect. Conscience rights belong to individuals, not institutions.”
But you are on the wrong side of history on every issue. While Nixon signed the Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and lead the way for a cleaner and healthier America, you guys want to do away with the EPA and deny Scientific Findings on Climate Change. You follow the arm flapping Rush Limbaugh on this and every other important issues. The Koch brothers don’t want regulation. Given the option they would do away with OSHA, Child Labor Laws, and all environmental restrictions. And they and many other super rich are buying a big share of the U.S. government.
My hope and prayer is that in 2012 you get sent to the gallows where you belong for your despicable behavior.