Thursday, September 25, 2008

Write to your congressmen!

Sometimes I forget to be the carefree-hapless-party-girl I was clearly born to be, this happens mostly when I think about the state of the world. I'm not going to get on a soapbox, because that's not why anyone reads this frou-frou blog of mine, (and by anyone I mean Brittney, Whitney, Deanna & Becky the only people who read this - KISSES, LOVERS!)

Anyway, today I emailed Senator Gordon Smith, Senator Ron Wyden and "The honorable" David Wu, who obviously represents my congressional district, about this whole economy bail out thing. Again, feel however you want to about the quagmire our deregulatory greed has gotten us into, but I feel like there is a part of this situation that we are over-looking en masse because of the 700 billion dollar price tag, and that is the elimination of checks and balances. "Decisions by the Secretary pursuant to the authority of this Act are nonreviewable and committed to agency discretion, and may not be reviewed by any court of law or any administrative agency." Wow. Isn't that terrifying? And we didn't even vote for Hank Paulson. He was appointed. And now, he will be king. Awesome.

I'm not going to lie, emailing these guys made me feel like a liberal tool, but at the same time, I feel like they are representing me, so I should share how I feel. While we still have this semblance of democracy, I'm going to take advantage of it.

2 comments:

whitney allison said...

Damn the man, save the Empire. (sometimes I say that)

Shlee said...

i kinda like this guy's idea http://perfectsubstitute.blogspot.com/2008/09/alternative-bail-out-plans-we-deserve.html