One of the annoying things about expressing any interest in politics is that People get your email address and then bombard you with Petitions and requests for Money. It was bad around the elections. But it has been worse this entire past week.
While I like to think of myself as logical, I cannot come up with any scenario where my $3, $5, $25 or any size donation will help bring the end to this budget crisis. I did not create this. The people I sent to Congress had a hand in creating it. Why should I support them even further?
Will my money be used for attack ads? Like the one I saw calling John Boehner a crying baby that featured a crying little girl throughout? Sorry, I want no part of a sexist attack on the man. Apparently crying boys were hard to find the day they filmed it.
While I am encountering email after email asking for my support, no one who was elected is working in Washington. I refuse to count the Tea Party trolls standing around the monuments shouting blame and castigating National Park Service personnel.
If a business didn’t follow through on what they promised and then wanted more money, I would laugh them straight to the Better Business Bureau every time they sent another email demanding more money. I would gleefully do my best to make sure everyone I knew understood how they did business and how bad they were at following through with what they promised.
Unfortunately, we Americans are being held hostage by our elected representatives. I wonder what would happen if I withheld my income taxes…
Because I see some of these baboons being re-elected yet again.