Senator Evan Bayh: Come Out From Under Your Rock!!
OK, our little cowering cockroach has been identified. Senator Evan Bayh (D-Indiana) is the recluse who has been blocking all e-mail from Downsize DC (and God knows who else). If you can spare a minute, please call him at 202-224-5623; and/or fax him at 202-228-1377. Let him know it is not acceptable to block correspondence from constituents he doesn't want to hear from.
Downsize DC is non-partisan. Most of their political activity is done through mass e-mails. Everyone regardless of political views should be outraged by this cowardly behavior by a senator. It’s hard to remember this, but these people work for us. Their 6-figure salaries come out of your tax dollars. Are you going to tolerate this kind of arrogant behavior from your employees??
Some of Downsize DC’s current projects include:
Federal legislation to fight the Supreme Court decision on eminent domain. As you probably know, local governments are now able to condemn anyone's property, seize the property (via eminent domain) and sell it to a private developer. According to the Supreme Court’s “reasoning,” if a developer can make a more lucrative use of your property, the increased tax revenue counts as “public use,” same as a highway or railroad.
A law has already been introduced in Congress (S. 1313) to prevent local governments from seizing property and selling it to a private owner. However, this law is completely toothless and unenforceable. Downsize DC wants to add an enforcement tool to this law: all federal funding will be denied to any local government that uses eminent domain to seize private property and sell it to another private owner. Here is how you can help make this law enforceable.
Downsize DC has also written a bill for Congress: the Read The Bills Act. They need a Congressional Representative to introduce the bill in Congress and they need as many sponsors as possible. This bill would require lawmakers to actually read an entire bill before voting yes or no on it. Now there’s a radical concept — people actually performing the job they were hired to do?!? Earning their salaries? Riiight.
These Martini-soaked blobs are too busy fundraising, asskissing and taking bribes — read an entire bill? Here is Senator Joe Lieberman’s response to the Read The Bills Act: “It would be ideal for every Member of Congress to read every bill that he or she votes on. — Oh, a campaign contribution? For me? Gulp! How much? Drool! Slobber! Tremble! (Bends over) Ahem — Unfortunately, due to time restraints it is nearly impossible for a member to read every word of every single piece of legislation that comes up for a vote.”
His response is typical of our useless country-clubbing deadwood employees. They’d rather just keep partying (on your tax dollars) than do their jobs.
Here is how you can get your Representative to sponsor this important bill. If you want our lawmakers to start performing the job we hired them to do, this is your chance.