Speaker Boehner,

As an ardent Obama follower for many years, yesterday at George Washington University, I saw the President fail—with finger-pointing and blame game tactics, I saw a President trying to protect himself from criticism. A President I had supported so long had shown that, at this moment, he did not know what to do. Then, all eyes turned to you—the leader of the House and a person who stood after the 2010 election and said the “winners were the American people.”

It has been 101 days since you were sworn in, but, you still haven’t come out completely against the Democrats. By taking government shutdown off the table, you were the one who appeared to be making a concession—something that we all could not get behind. The spending cuts, claimed at $38.5 Billion, turned out to only save close to $352 million from non-war accounts—far less than what your own party expected[1]. Most of your cuts were found in ‘spending authority’ and accounts that would have never been touched at all. Conservatives everywhere are clamoring to watch your response and effectively you are choosing to not help those freshmen senators promised their constituents a fundamental change in Washington. You are on the verge of cutting those Tea Partiers loose and fracturing your party—effectively splitting the votes and making it very difficult for election in 2012.

I am not a fan of backing down, that is not what my country was founded upon—and I assure you my vote will not be cast for those who will not stand for what is right at the most dire of situations. I expect to see more spirited fight when trying to help pass Rep. Ryan’s plan [2] as we move forward to actually trim the deficit so it does not fall on the shoulders of my generation. Speaker Boehner, we, the people are waiting for your next move…



[1] http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/04/14/congress-ready-close-budget-books-2011/#comment

[2] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xwv5EbxXSmE

4/14/2011 08:14:14 am

I agree more cuts should have been made. Hell, I think Romney is right when he called for more radical reform and budget cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. You don't solve the debt issue by making citizens pay more taxes. You solve it by not spending so much freakin' money. Period.


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