I have ALWAYS been on to speak my mind. It never changes, that fact. I speak my mind. Sometimes I put my foot in my mouth. Sometimes I issue sage advice.
The current budget impasse/debt ceiling trouble is my big issue. I am FED UP with it.
I arrived at the whitehouse.gov website, and I sent an Email. I reworded it three times. I finally got my best effort And this is what I sent to Oval Office occupant. (SEE BELOW)
It is time for you to PUT FORTH A PLAN to keep the U.S. From Defaulting. I have not seen one from you. Not one.
Look, I'm going to give you my idea- Use my name if you wish, tell both sides this is from a man who is disabled, a GOP member, on SSDI -- a man who's been through foreclosure and bankruptcy. PUT FORTH THIS IDEA, and let everyone stew, but please do it.
1. Put a 10% across the board cut into effect. This means YOUR salary, CONGRESSIONAL salaries --SSDI, SS, SNAP, Medicare -- 10% across the board. I'm willing to take a 10% cut if YOU and CONGRESS and GOVT WORKERS do the same.
2) INCREASE taxes by 1.4% on INCOME. 1.4% is not going to break anyone. And I don't mean just the rich, I mean EVERYONE with income. But it must be rolled back by .14% each year until it returns to current levels.
3) Offer credits for businesses which bring jobs back to the U.S. From overseas and stop outsourcing.
4 Give a 1 Trillion increase in the debt ceiling. BUT, with the stipulation that it is ROLLED BACK by 10% each year until it returns to current levels.
The current problem is EVERYONE'S problem. Not just DFL and GOP. EVERYONE.
A default is risked. America cannot stand another year of this economic climate. Something must be done now. The ball is in your court. Don't fumble it away, Sir.
Of course, I used my name. I gave my state. I didn't give a phone number or address.
But you can see I told the President, REALLY, what needs to be done. I offered him a chance to use this plan. He can use my name if he wants.. Or he can claim credit for it, I don't care. AS LONG as he puts forth a plan. A GOOD plan.
5 Days until default. 4 days to get a solution. Less than a day to offer a reasonable plan. And disaster on day 6 if nothing is down -- and The President will be "Celebrating" his Birthday in CHICAGO... Give ALL Americans, Mr. President, a reason to celebrate with you. PUT FORTH A PLAN. MINE, OR NOT, DO IT. That's the only choice to prevent chaos -- AS I SEE IT!