Archive for March, 2010
Today, I did a spreadsheet analysis of the public tweets that have been sent to Colorado’s district 7 U.S. Representative Ed Perlmutter regarding the current health care reform bill. The results are profound and indicate that Perlmutter is working against the will of the people.
In the last week, Perlmutter received 3 tweets urging him to vote yes on the bill. In contrast he received 144 tweets demanding a no vote. Of course, several Twitter users, (myself included) sent him multiple tweets. After a final filtering of the data I found that 3 Twitter users are for the current bill and 68 are against it.
So There you have it Ed, 4.4% support you and only 95.6% are against you. I recommend you polish your resume!
Senator Michael Bennet sent me an email yesterday asking for ideas on “how to reform Washington”. Here are the thoughts I respectfully provided in response.
In response to your question, “How do we reform Washington to deliver results to the American people?” I have the following thoughts.
Thank goodness for “partisan gridlock”; without it I shudder to think how much this congress would have spent. We don’t need to freeze spending at the higher levels you and President Obama have instituted, we need to SLASH spending. The historically unprecedented deficit and debt are a more serious threat to our nation than any foreign government or terrorist organization.
We need to end the thinking that “government solves problems for Americans.” Nowhere in the Constitution does it say the Governments job is to babysit citizens. The thinking that Americans need government to provide, jobs, health care, and happiness is flawed. Companies provide jobs when government gets out of the way and quits trying to control the economy. Health care is not a right; no one has a right to the labor or money of another person. Americans are the most self reliant and productive workforce in the world, quit treating us like children who cannot take care of themselves. Get out of the way and watch us grow.
Finally, quit governing to the lesser citizens. By this I mean we need to govern with the ideas in mind of how do we help the producers in our nation produce even more, hire more, innovate more. Instead our government keeps wanting to subsidize the net consumers in our populace. By subsidizing unemployment, “free” healthcare, and non-production we get increased government expenditures with no return. Oh you might get a return at the ballot box with people perfectly happy to be a dependent of the State but our Nation is made weak. No matter how much we spend subsidizing citizens who consume more than they produce, we cannot make America prosperous. However, by getting out of the way of producers and innovators we can make America strong as our history has proven.
Thank you for your time and I look forward to assisting you in reforming Washington to a “hands-off” model. Best Regards, Allyen E. Wilson III Lakewood, CO