Friday, March 05, 2010

Paying for Government Action?

I keep getting these emails from Obama's non-governmental support group, asking for money to combat those nasty republicans. "Help us get health care passed", they cry, "send us $5 or whatever you can". No, thank you very much.

Don't get me wrong. I want to see health care legislation passed, even though I'd prefer a public option. I just don't want to fund non-governmental groups. I thought the way to get policies that you favor enacted is to elect those who favor those policies. I did that, and they won. Now I just want them to do what they promised. They don't need my money to do that.

The democratic congress has been a major failure, in my opinion. If they don't have the will to pass health care legislation through "reconciliation", then they have blown their final opportunity. This should have passed it last year when they had a filibuster-proof majority in the senate, but they frittered that away as only democrats can do.

The democrats don't need my money to make their point. Obama, Pelosi, and Reid can get all the media attention they could ever want. So, just get on with it, folks, and stop begging!


thimscool said...


Thomas said...

I've come to the conclusion that votes are meaningless.

If you want legislation passed from this government, it requires cold hard cash, and lots of it- and that means that (pending the inevitable revolution) power is always going stay right where it is: in the hands of the wealthy.

(I woke up feeling especially cynical this morning for some reason.)