by Sandra VanderVen
We see that the debt ceiling issue is a ruse meant to confuse and distract the middle class while more of our economic security is taken away. It is like waving a bright object at a baby to get candy out of his hand without too much fuss.
Our purpose for going to the office was to point out to Reichert and the world that we are unhappy with the direction our government is headed. We think politicians like Reichert have forgotten that he is supposed to be representing us and devotes himself instead to helping the rich while failing to create jobs for the middle class.
We told Reichert all of this.
Others were also concerned about Congress representing the rich and not the middle class.
One man said, “I’m frightened that we’ll have 12 members of Congress deciding what the country’s budget will be, and they won’t be accountable to anyone.”
One man had a very reasonable suggestion about how we could balance our budget. “How about we stop paying for senseless wars?”
What a great thing it is to spend the day around people who care enough to make a difference. They did, too.
To top off the day, a very kind police officer came by to let us know that we would not be allowed into Rep. Reichert’s office without an appointment. I couldn’t believe my ears. I asked, “You mean he doesn’t want to hear what his constituents have to say?”
No. No he doesn’t.