After only being signed up to receive his newsletters a few months, I am impressed at the amount of work that goes into the communication efforts of my congressman and his staff.
I’m sure he doesn’t sit down personally and write out each newsletter but each one definitely feels like he has a hand in it.
This month is a very lengthy read but worth it if you have the time. With the promises of cutting pork barrel spending it is both interesting and saddening to see the list of where the new proposed stimulus package money will be spent.
A basketball court in Ohio? Replacement of older cars for federal bureaucrats? Museums? Skate parks? Amtrack? $1 Billion for freaking Amtrak?!
I created a page to see it all if you’re interested. Both sides of the aisle should be upset at much of the following list.
Thought some of you might be interested to see a copy of the email I received from my Congressman Kenny Marchant this afternoon. No commentary on my part.
There is much to be Thankful for
‚ÄúIt is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly implore His protection and favor.‚Äù
-George Washington, 1789
‚ÄúGive thanks in all circumstances‚Äù
-1 Thessalonians 5:18
Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends to come together and give thanks to God for His divine providence. Through our triumphs and tragedies, victories and defeats, and highs and lows, the love God has for us remains unchanged. As we near the end of 2008, I am thankful for the mental, physical, and spiritual health of myself and my family. I am thankful for having the opportunity to represent you as a public servant in Washington, D.C. I am thankful for the many prayers and well wishes I have received from you that confirm my calling into public service many years ago. And, even as we confront the new challenges (both foreign and domestic) that lay ahead with a new President, I remain thankful for the opportunities that will present themselves in the coming year to confront those challenges.
I am honored to represent the 24th District of Texas, and appreciate your interest in my e-newsletter. Please contact my District or DC office with any further questions you may have or visit my website at www.marchant.house.gov.
I’d encourage you to do the same. I’d prefer that you actually knew a little about the candidates you are planning on casting your ballot for and what they stand for; But the great thing about our country is, is the fact that you have to know exactly nothing about any of it all and your vote counts just as much as mine.
In fact, you don’t even have to know their names if you do a straight party vote. I didn’t. Not because I knew all 15 or so judges on the list, but because I wanted to keep my word.