July 25, 2010
Congressman Lamar Smith
2409 Rayburn Building
House Office Building
Washington DC 20515
Dear Congressman Smith:
I am in receipt of your latest re-election rag. Gee, it’s funny how you only send out those legislative updates right around election time. Second one in about a month.
I too share your concern about excessive government spending, but I see you certainly have no problem with sending out your re-election newsletter at government expense.
I also see where you and your buddies in Congress also have no qualms about spending government money for your pet junkets. $604,000 for bottled water in 9 months? Might I suggest that cuts in government spending start right there in Congress? How about a salary cut for all the pigs at the trough? If you are serious about cutting spending, let’s see some more real action and a lot less bull.
Want to cut spending? How about reeling in those insurance companies that are soaking up all that health care money? How about ending those subsidies to the oil companies? How about cutting some of the pork from the so-called “Defense” Budget? One billion dollars for a battleship that still won’t float? Surely you must realize that you are being played by some big corporate type here. Or maybe you are part of the problem?
So, if you are going to Talk the Talk, maybe you should Walk the Walk.