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An Open Letter to Senator Feinstein

Saturday, February 7, 2009 10:17 AM

A Twitter buddy, whose handle is "Curiousyellow", lives in California, where both senators are Democrats. One of his senators, Dianne Feinstein, is an occasional "maverick" who has bucked Democrat party pressure from time to time. The most recent example was the attempt by Pelosi and Reid to block Senator Roland Burris from being seated in the US Senate although he was legally appointed by Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. Feinstein insisted on the rule of law and Burris was seated.

Today Senator Feinstein announced that she "reserves the right to vote no" on the massive Obamacrat spending bill often called "Porkulus." (Hat tip for the info: HotAir blog.) Curiousyellow, taking her at her word, emailed her the following letter, which he passed on to me to publish as an open letter:

Dear Senator Feinstein:

I am writing to urge you to vote "no" on the bill pending in the Senate which authorizes $700-900 billion or more in spending, and which is being presented as a bill to stimulate the economy. I am listing my reasons below. I was informed a few minutes ago that you have reserved the right to vote no on this bill, and I urge you to exercise your right to vote no. Having followed your career as a California resident from the time of the tragic Moscone & Milk shooting, I know that you have often put the interests of California ahead of partisan considerations.

My top 4 reasons for opposing the spending bill:

  1. I do not believe that the bill will actually help the economies of either the United States of America or California. I believe the contrary, that the bill will further damage our economy, and the world economy as well.
  2. Although we are at great risk of deflation due to the current economic downturn, inflation, such as that experienced in Weimar Germany is also a significant risk. Pumping such a huge number of dollars, to be printed by the Federal Reserve, into circulation is very risky. Furthermore, the spending authorized by the bill is not under control of the Fed.
  3. I know that you a strong supporter of the rule of law and the importance of having more than one political party in the US. Some critics of the bill assert that it will be misused to end two-party government. Although such fears may be unfounded, I do believe that the bill increases the risk that the US will find itself a country with one-party rule.
  4. The bill is so huge and complex that the American electorate has not had the time they need to review its contents. As I write this, the compromise amendment that appears to be leading to cloture, has not been released to the public.

Thank you for reserving the right to say no on this bill, and for being my Senator.

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