I sent this letter to President Obama via the White House Contact Me webpage.  The form has a response requested box — I’ll let you know what the response is.

Mr. President:

You lied. I want my vote back. I was a lifelong Republican. Last year I switched party affiliation because I wanted change. I voted for you Sir. I encouraged my daughters to vote for you. My mother voted for you. We all wanted the change you promised — we needed the hope that you offered that change would happen.

Instead we find it was all a lie. You are a classic example of saying one thing and doing another — lying to the American voters about transparency and change while making secret deals behind closed doors. This so called Health Reform Bill does not help anyone. I have medical insurance that I can not use. I will be forced to continue pay for it in order to avoid IRS fees. I certainly hope I do not die before I pay 3 more years of insurance premiums for insurance that I can not use before there is even a hope (there is that word again) that I may, repeat may, be able to maybe find insurance on an ‘exchange’. I do not want to pay an estimate 20% of my retirement income on an yet to be defined exchange so that insurance companies can pay their CEO’s $20 million dollars a year.

The only help this bill offers is to the insurance companies. That, Sir, is not change I can believe in.

I want my vote back sir.

Enough is enough.  Time to let the White House know that we are mad as hell and not going to take it any more.



I am a host of Late Late Night FDL music and cartoon posts in addition to spending most evenings behind the FDL backstage curtain flipping levers. Used to be a practicing heterosexual but now it appears that I am just a consultant. Avid reader since teaching myself how to read when four. Navy brat and first born so always thinking of the consequences. Double Irish so I usually got caught. Turned my misspent youth around and became that scary thing in your rear view mirror. Retired from the Fremont (California) Police Department after 24 years of sworn and non-sworn duties, including Patrol and the Crimes Against Persons Unit. Currently living on the North Oregon Coast with Token, cutest dog in the world (10 lb category), where I enjoy taking non-crime scene photographs, writing at my own blog, TwoTonGreenBlog, and working backstage at Firedoglake.