The Manufactured Debt Ceiling “Crisis:” Listen to Your Mom, John Boehner

My letter to John Boehner, 7/26/2011:

Not actually Boehner’s mom.

Listen to your mother, John. She told you to:

  • Always tell the truth
  • Respect your superiors
  • Stand up to bullies

So, stop…

  • Letting a minority of freshman congressmen – representing very few people in our country – tell you what to do. What are you, the homely girl who needs the acceptance of the popular ones who are bullies? You’re the Speaker of the House. Act like it. You were ready to compromise, then you buckled to a bunch of bullies. Now you owe them your lunch money for the rest of your life.
  • Dissing Obama every chance you get. He’s far from perfect, but he wants to help Americans. You have more experience in Congress. You should be supporting him. You are supposed to set the example of civility and diplomacy toward the leader of the free world.
  • Lying about how the debt ceiling is related to the budget. Stop holding our country’s bond rating and interest rates hostage to your party’s demands about the budget. It’s reckless and you know it. Also, really, stop lying about how significantly cutting the deficit during this economic crisis will help Americans. There’s nothing in American history to support your claim. Just the opposite is true. Helping create jobs, therefore more consumers and tax dollars by infusing money into the economy, works. Deficit reduction, at least at a time like this, does not.

Thank you for your time, and I pray that you do the right thing and listen to the majority of the American people and, your mother.

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