Tuesday, July 26, 2011

An Open Letter to Senator Harry Reid

This is the text of the e-mail I have just sent to Senator Harry Reid, after being informed by his offices in both Washington, as well as in Nevada, that as the Democratic Party Leader, he only answers questions from people of that state. I hope that you enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it. By the way, don't expect a response, because I certainly don't.

Senator Reid,

Having just spoken with several of your different offices, and after having no success in obtaining an answer from Senator Hagan's office, I am furious.

When the Democratic Senator from my home state cannot answer a question on policy, I look to you, as the leader of the Democratic Party in the Senate, for an answer.

I have been told, in no uncertain terms, by your offices in Washington, as well as in Las Vegas, that you do not respond to Democrats in other states. I do not believe this to be true. You are the leader of the Democratic Party. As such, I look to your office for leadership.

Can you explain to the American people why the Senate and Congress have not yet agreed to abide by the terms of the legislation arising out of the 1985 budget crisis? At that time legislation was passed which allows the Treasury to transfer the current Social Security income, from Americans currently working, to pay the monthly checks of the people already on SSI/Disability while the problems are ironed out.

Further, the Treasury Dept can also pay out the $20 Billion per month in interest from the $200 Billion per month which it receives in revenues, leaving the remaining $180 Billion to cover other necessary expenses, such as Social Security.

All societies are judged by the way in which they treat the most infirm among them. The sheer inability of any members of your staff, as well as the inability of our elected officials, of both parties to understand this, is appalling to me.

As a Veteran I can only say that I never thought I would see a day in America where BOTH parties have worked so hard to screw things up, all in the name of partisan interests. There can be no other explanation.

I will be posting this letter on my website for all to see. I have already switched my party affiliation to Independent, and will be encouraging other Democrats to do the same.

A reply from someone in your office would be appreciated, though not expected, and I would even be willing to post it in response on my blog, which is chiefly concerned with books and stories. Unfortunately, this past week I have had to delve into the sordid world of politics. It is an onerous task, best reserved for people like yourself.


Robert Williams
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