Dear Congressman McCotter, I wanted to get in touch with you and let you know I’ve found a new job. I am in a similar field as before. While I am extremely grateful for being able to find something so soon in this tough economy, many of my colleagues who lost their positions are still unemployed. What I am trying to understand is why your Democratic colleagues in Washington approved a bill they didn’t read for a Trillion dollars that isn’t working. I had 3 interviews in 3 months. Not one of those interviews had anything to do with the Economic Stimulus package. They were filling open positions. As far as I know, not one of my colleagues who lost their jobs has had an interview with any company or organization associated with the Economic Stimulus package. I have two friends who just received 30% and 40% pay cuts. I know another who told his employees they either lay off 30% of the staff or take 50% pay cuts. They voted and took the pay cuts rather than put each other out of work. I know another who has been out of work for 18 months. I thought this bill was supposed to be increasing the number of jobs and work opportunities? Have you seen these opportunities because I must have missed them? Chrysler and General Motors were forced, by this administration, to cut 800 and 1,100 dealerships respectively. That’s about 40,000 lost jobs averaging $53,000 income or $212,000,000 in lost wages. We are not feeling stimulated. I must be doing the numbers wrong but I do not see how losing 40,000 jobs increases jobs. Must be government math. We are now 4 months into an Administration that appoints tax prevaricators, people who abstain from using the word Terrorist, and Democrats who do not want to detain or hurt the feelings of people who may have plotted to kill 3,000 innocent American civilians. But, there are 20 police jobs in Ohio that were saved because of the Trillion dollar spending bill. I have tremendous respect for these men and women in uniform but a trillion dollars divided by 20 must mean they are very well paid police officers. Four months and no changes for the better after $1 Trillion, and yet this administration wants more. Medicare and Social Security are in line to go broke within 20 years because they are run so well by the government and this administration thinks it can run Healthcare? I look forward to sweeping changes in the mid term elections because what I have seen does not appear to be working. My new employer hired me to make changes within 90 days on a nominal income. With 120 days and $1 Trillion we should see something happening. Alas and alack it appears to be the usual government rhetoric, but it’s a transparent rhetoric. Keep fighting for the American life we are supposed to have Congressman McCotter.
Sincerely, GregÂ FromÂ Milford