On Monday, I sent Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Fairfax) a letter voicing my strong disapproval regarding the Stimulus Act. After writing the initial response, I figured that I would not receive a letter, and if I did, it would be from a standard template. Here is the letter Connolly sent me this afternoon, which prompted another response letter.
Here’s the response from Connolly:
Now, here’s my response to Connolly (which I have e-mailed to his office):
Dear Rep. Connolly:
I would like to express my gratitude for your response to my recent letter about H.R. 1, The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
You know, as a constituent, I do not appreciate being told lies. When you mentioned “As Chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, I balanced the budget every year. I know the importance of cutting costs and eliminating insufficient government programs,” I would just like to remind you that is far from the truth. [Source 1] Gerry, the ONLY balance that you did was to double my personal property taxes during the time frame of 2006-2008.
Instead of listening to “We, the people,” i.e., the people you represent, you chose to follow lock and key with Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama.
In the letter, you mentioned that you had consulted with “dozens of prominent economists.” If you don’t mind me asking, were they puppets of the DNC or Keynesian economists? The so-called dozens of economists have been trumped by the 200+ economists who are against the stimulus (4 of which are Nobel Prize winners). [Source 2] The economists mentioned are among the nation’s top experts on the Economy. Perhaps, you should encourage the Democratic Leadership in Congress and President Obama to seek their advice.
I would like to let you know of my disappointment in your vote on this legislation, which violates our Founding Fathers’ vision for our country. You cannot tax your way to prosperity, Congressman Connolly. Please be advised that I will be observing your actions in Congress. The 2010 elections are right around the corner, and I will make it my personal mission to ensure that every voter in the Eleventh district knows about your love for super-sized government, wasteful spending, and increased taxes.
Crystal Clear Conservative
I admire and respect our Republican leadership in the House and the eleven Democrats, who went against their party by adhering to principle for standing up to the liberals and H.R. 1.
**Cross Posted at Virginia News Platoon