I've been laughing for the last five minutes. I hope I can explain this.
Last night I got an email from our lobbyist in Washington. Every one who is a supervisor and commissioner in our state would have gotten the same letter. Our lobbyist reports to us from the national association. Keep in mind that just like our Federal government, the National Association is run by the big cities.
The email from National was "An Alert to Action." We were all to contact our representatives in congress and urge them to vote FOR HR 1. (The big bail out bill) It went on to list the menu of brand new give away programs being offered by Obama.
We are going to get money for roads, bridges, health care, abortions, mass transit, modernization of homes, computers for the health care system, modernization of school buildings. I must have died and gone to heaven.
They wanted us tell our congressman to vote YES. YEAH we'll take whats behind all three doors!!
WELL...It seems the Midwest doesn't think the same as the big cities. We were all thinking: Who's paying for this? Will there by any chance be more government oversight? Will there be a doubling or tripling of the number of federal employees? Shouldn't Welfare be getting smaller instead of doubling? Shouldn't we be trying to grow businesses because they are the ones who hire people? Do you seriously believe that even one dollar will make it to middle America? Surely you jest.
I tell you all of this because I just got another email from the lobbyist. He said "most of you have emailed me calling my sanity into question." That's when I started laughing. Of course we did. Self sufficiency is pretty common when you get away from the population centers.
I'll give him credit. He said if it spurred us into action either way, then he had done his job. He did his job indeed. I called.