Taxation without Representation – Allyson Schwartz

In Uncategorized on February 13, 2009 at 4:56 pm

Angry? Yes. I feel like it is 1773. The rule of law is no more in this country. The Declaration of Independence has not yet been written, the tea has not yet been dumped in the Boston Harbor. Tensions are brewing and there is revolution on the horizon…

I just got off of the phone with “James”,  a staffer at congresswoman Allyson Schwartz’s office in Washington. Schwartz is the representative for the 13th district in South Eastern Pennsylvania. We all know that the consensus in this country is that the American people do NOT want this “Stimulus” aka largest socialist power grab, and spending bill in the history of this country.

While expressing my discontent in the aforementioned terms, “James” became very short with me. I inquired as to the nature of the voluminous number of calls, faxes, and emails that the congresswoman has received. As a constituent I wanted to know what the consensus was for the 13th district. “James” said he “…did not know.” Of course, I asked him, “who in the Congresswoman’s office would know” He told me that “..if I wanted that information I should take a poll in the district.” What?!!! As a constituent I believe that I have a right to know what is being related, in general terms, to my representative, and how it is going to influence her vote.

“James” informed me that the Congresswoman was voting in favor of the “Stimulus” it would stimulate the economy and create jobs…

Our representatives are charged with the responsibility voting in accordance with the wishes of their constituents. Not to vote based upon their personal beliefs, the wishes of the Socialist Speaker of the house Nancy Pelosi (who is rushing this bill through so she can catch a flight to Europe for an eight day junket to meet with her European Socialist counterparts!), the wishes of the Marxist agenda of our Pennsylvania senators, or our Marxist president.

“James” chided me, “I don’t have time to argue with you”. I insisted, “I am not arguing”. I do believe that the constituents have the right to know what our representatives are being instructed to do by the constituency…”Who can I speak to in your office who can provide me with that information?”

“James” again instructed me “…If you want that information you can hire a polling company” What?!!! “Why should I hire a polling firm if you have that information? She (Schwartz) works for us!” I attempted politely to further this conversation and honestly find out what it would take to acquire that information.

“James” then quickly “Thanked” me for calling and hung up on me. Yes, I am angry. This is taxation without representation! Enough is  enough.schwartz-1


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