February 10, 2016

An open letter to Sens. Moran, Roberts and Rep. Yoder

Bill Lucas
An open letter to Sens. Jerry Moran and Pat Roberts and Rep. Kevin Yoder:
This country is supposed to be a beacon of democracy to the world.  The citizens who went before us worked tirelessly to make a more perfect union so this country was a beacon to the world.  I am fed up with both Democrats and Republicans but especially Republicans and specifically you three.  You, along with the other Republican members of Congress, have stood in the way of every measure to make life better for all the citizens of this country except for the very, very, rich.  It disgusts me to watch you turn this democracy into a corporatarcy where all power resides in the hands of big business.  When any segment of a society gets too much power, they will abuse it.
You continuously tout cutting taxes will be good for business and the economy.  The Republican Congress and President did that in 2001 so where are the jobs?  Every decade since 1940 has had higher taxes than previous 10 years and has outperformed the last 10 years by billions of dollars and millions of job created.
You say you are focused on job creation but you have done nothing.  Instead, Mr. Yoder sends around emails and mailings asking about Medicare and balance the budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution.  How does either of these create jobs?  How long does an amendment to the constitution take? (It requires ratification by 3/4th of the states).  So how will an amendment to the constitution create jobs?
On every issue where the common person interests are being protected, you work tirelessly to undo them and prevent any new ones from becoming law.  I like breathing clean air, eating safe food, and drinking safe water.  I like products that are safe to use, knowing that the house I bought was built to code, and the car I drive my family in has a high crash safety record.  I especially want to be protected from the predatory banking practices that a once honorable profession has devolved into using.
Rather than provide solutions to problems that would benefit this country and our children, you play politics.  You show more loyalty to your party than this country.  To me that is treason.


  1. The most important issue on the minds of all Americans is how to get our economy moving again to create jobs. I share the concerns of many Americans on how to end the out-of-control government spending that is threatening both the economic and national security of our nation. The price of gasoline is on the rise and soon families, who have already been hit hard by this economy, will be facing higher prices at the pump once again.

  2. Judith Rogers says:

    You go, Bill! You speak for millions of Americans and lots of speaking needs to be done and lots of people kicked out of office/employment and replaced but the people are going to have to work on that. They need to find DECENT people (a very hard job in today’s world) to run for office and then support them into getting into office. I just love when Yoder sends me those robo calls that I have to help pay for that connect me to one of his town meetings. I am sure he has vetted every person that is in those meetings and you are only hearing what he wants you to hear. The damn system is broke/corrupt and one of the first things we need to do is REFORM OUR CAMPAIGN FINANCE rules and regulations. No longer should the big boys buy the cronyism government that works so well for them but puts the average citizen closer to poverty every day of the week.

  3. To local politicians– I hear that there are 2 options for the residents of Edgerton to pay for the water needed for the intermodal–one will increase the already high water fees by $12/month–the other one will increase the water fees by $174/month. Now, how are we the people to manage this with the state of the economy?

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