>Correspondence with Senator Bennet

>Pursuant to the VP’s visit to Colorado yesterday, Senator Michael Bennet, D-Co, sent me the following today:

—– Original Message —–
From:
Michael Bennet, US Senator for Colorado
Sent: Wednesday, May 27, 2009 5:30 PM
Subject: VP Biden, Green Jobs, and You

Friend–
Yesterday, Vice President Joe Biden visited Colorado to highlight how the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is putting people back to work in high-paying, clean energy jobs in Colorado and across the country.

Together with Housing Secretary Shaun Donovan, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk and Deputy Secretary of Energy Dan Poneman, we spoke with Coloradans about the job-creating potential of the new energy economy.

At the event, Vice President Biden announced $500 million in new investments under the Recovery Act that will go to clean energy job training and creation.
This will bring a new momentum to Colorado’s clean energy economy, creating new jobs and helping to find new ways to power our homes and businesses.

After a great town hall discussion, we joined local residents at M&D’s for some down home cooking. We discussed these uncertain economic times. Colorado showed everyone how proud we are to welcome Vice President Biden to the state.
It was a great day and a great time. And it really drove home the fact that the Recovery Plan is about you – it’s about putting Americans back to work in good-paying jobs that will help Coloradans provide for their families and grow our economy.
Sincerely,

Michael Bennet

There were pictures of people schmoozing, kids smiling, and everyone joyous in the new eutopia-state, all green and happy-happy. Barf. Here is my response, which I composed and emailed immediately back to him:

Senator Bennet,

Thank you for the message. However, I believe that the only outcome from all this talk about “green” jobs, energy, etc, coupled with the new direction in health care, will be to put billions of dollars in the pockets of the executives at GE, with, of course, the obligatory future campaign contributions from GE employeees and affiliates to Democrats running for re-election. In addition, I am vehemently opposed to the government controlling, through so-called “smart-grid” technology, how much energy is directed to my home. (Do you not see the dangers to the individual here? If not, perhaps you should not be in a position to uphold the public trust…)

Also, when our elected officials start talking about painting all roofs white, and making roads lighter in color, and banning black cars, I begin to seriously question their sanity.

The direction the current administration is taking is forcing us against our will into a socialist model of government and is destroying our republic – the very system that allowed Obama, Immelt, Geithner, Pelosi, Frank, Feinstein, and so many others to climb to the top of society and make their fortunes. The moves this administration is making are destroying the very system they used to improve their lives and make something of themselves. I guess now that they are “on top” they don’t have to worry about trying to make it in the system they are creating for the rest of us; to hell with the little guy as long as they stay on top now that they are there.

Throw in the attacks on First and Second Amendment rights, many of which originate in the White House, and I see a recipe for tyrrany being assembled. For instance, conservative talk radio comprises an estimated 20% of all media, and yet there is a concerted effort to banish it. Why? Because the truth is always a threat to those who lie.

As you can see, I am quite bitter about government acting outside its Constitutional authorities EVERY DAY. I am bitter and angry that the liberties that have defined America are being destroyed and a new socialist system is being built on the ashes of those liberties.

Government control is not The American Way. Open your eyes and take a good hard look at what is being done to America and her people by this power-hungry, oppressive adminstration, and then DO THE RIGHT THING and get off the party bus.

Sincerely,

(my name)

I keep hoping something I say will act as a slap in the face or a glass of ice water in the face, and snap them out of it up there. Surely ALL of them in Washington haven’t sold out yet. Lost cause? Maybe, but we all have to keep the faith because sometimes that’s all we have, and I’ve seen faith do some pretty amazing things.

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3 Responses

  1. >Good! I have been listening to a commercial on the way to and from work lately about biofuels (obviously something green) being mandated in my state (CommonWealth of MA). Being of a cynical mind, I called my oil company to find out what this is going to cost me–is it going to be any more efficient in heating my home (gee! is there a possibility I might be warmer next year?). One of the other owners is going to a seminar tomorrow and he asked me to call back Wed., he have more info for me.

  2. >I am astounded by the blinders supposedly intelligent people are wearing these days. The only thing I can think of to explain this is that they’re all worried about their own butts and nothing else.

  3. >Good Job I had a very similar exchange with one of my pet weasels.

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