From the Internet – and what a great idea…:
Washington has forgotten they work for us. We don’t work for them. Throwing good money after bad is NOT the answer. I am sick of the midnight, closed door sessions to come up with a plan. I am sick of Congress raking CEOs over the coals while they themselves have defaulted on their taxes and now have given themselves another raise. I am sick of the bailed out companies having lavish vacations and retreats on my dollar. I am sick of being told it is MY responsibility to rescue people who knowingly bought more house than they could afford. I am sick of being made to feel it is my patriotic duty to pay MORE taxes. I am a responsible citizen. I pay my taxes. I live on a budget and I don’t ask someone else to carry the burden for poor decisions I may make. I have e-mailed my congressmen and senators asking them to NOT vote for the stimulus package as it was written without reading it first. They don’t listen. No one listened. They voted for it, pork and all.
Okay folks, here it is. You may think you are just one voice and what you think won’t make a difference. Well, yes, it will and YES, WE CAN!! If you are disgusted and angry with the way Washington is handling our taxes; if you are fearful of the fallout from the reckless spending of BILLIONS to bailout and “stimulate” without accountability and responsibility, then we need to become ONE, LOUD VOICE THAT CAN BE HEARD FROM EVERY CITY, TOWN, SUBURB AND HOME IN AMERICA. There is a growing protest to demand that Congress, the President and his cabinet LISTEN to us, the American Citizens. What is being done in Washington is NOT the way to handle the economic freefall.
So, here’s the plan. On April 1, 2009, all Americans are asked to send a TEABAG to Washington, D.C. You do not have to enclose a note or any other information unless you so desire. Just a TEABAG. Many cities are organizing protests. If you aren’t the “protester” type, simply make your one voice heard with a TEABAG. Your one voice will become a roar when joined with millions of others that feel the same way. Yes, something needs to be done but the lack of confidence as shown by the steady decline in the stock market speaks volumes.
This was not my idea. I visited the site of the New American Tea Party and an online survey showed over 90% of respondents said they would send the teabag on April 1st. Why April 1st? We want them to reach Washington by April 15. Will you do it? I will!
Send it to:
1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Washington, D.C. 20500
Forward this to everyone in your address book. Visit the website below for more information about the New American Tea Party. I would encourage everyone to go ahead and get the envelope ready to mail, then just drop it in the mail April 1st. Can’t guarantee what the postage will be by then, it is going up as we speak, but have your envelope ready. What will this cost you? A little time and a 42 cent stamp. What could you receive in benefits? Maybe, just maybe, our elected officials will start to listen to the people. Take out the Pork! Tell us how the money is being spent. We want TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY. Remember, the money will be spent over the next four to five years. It is not too late to save ourselves and especially our children who will bear the brunt of this endless mess.
Of course, if you agree with the way things are being done now, just delete! And then head on down to the poorhouse!