"Right now, as our nation faces its most serious economic crisis in decades, Congress and the President worked together in order to pass the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). This recovery package will energize and uplift our state’s economy, and I want to talk to you about the many exciting opportunities for Missourians: thousands of jobs for our state, improvements to our infrastructure, much needed aid for small businesses, help for our schools and neighborhoods, and assistance for homeowners, to name a few.
That’s why I will be hosting a Kitchen Table Talk in your area on
Tuesday, April 7, 2009:St. Charles County (9:00 AM – 10:00 AM)"
Wasn't that thoughtful? Well, to be fair, at least she did send some kind of reply... although I somehow doubt that my message prompted her statewide email and travel plans, still, our Representative, Rep. Akin only sent: "Thank you for contacting my office", and our rino Sen. Bond? Zip.
Still, one good reply deserves another, so I replied with the following:
Thanks for your invitation to chat during normal working hours on 4/7/09.
Unfortunately, although I’ve been out of work for three months, darn the luck, I am starting a new job on 4/6/09… I’m tempted to request a later start date so that I can attend your ‘Kitchen Table Talk’ in order to try and explain to you what most American’s do during their ‘Kitchen Table Talk’s. Typically, we sit down, usually without much of a sense of ‘excitement’, and try to figure out how much money we actually have, how much money is actually coming in, and then begin budgeting (that usually means cutting back on things we’d like to have and do) in order to try to make ends meet.
Perhaps you could pass that strategy on to your fellow’s?
I also wonder that you seem to invariably schedule these quaint get-togethers when most people, who are fortunate enough to have a job, will actually be at their jobs – I wonder if that is the point?
Here’s an idea, if you happen to be in town on April 15th (a day that figures big in our budgeting), maybe you’d like to drop by for a get-together and some Tea, which a few thousand of us are planning… I’m sure you’ll hear loads about what Missourians think of your ‘many exciting opportunities’.