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Sprout
As much as I hate to appear pessimistic....
Wed May 13, 2009 2:09am
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I am uncertain that a letter writing campaign would be sufficient to enact this large a change....

I suspect that this scale of change cannot be enacted until the while mindset in DCchanges. Until the DC politicians get back to ACTUALLY believing that if they fail to listen to the people they will get fired, I don't see it likely that they will actually change.

  • It must be done en masse.David F Mayer, Sun May 10 10:30am
    A few letters will not do much. But tens of thousands of letters can have an effect. We need a 10 page (or even a one page) income tax code. No tax credits. No deductions. No tax shelters. No... more
    • As much as I hate to appear pessimistic.... — Sprout, Wed May 13 2:09am
      • situation. DC is drunk on money, and it is hard to take booze away from an alkie. But, we must start SOMEWHERE. IMHO, RIGID campaign spending limits and banning of ALL contributions are the key to... more
        • I agree. (nm)clint (I), Sun Dec 12 5:49pm
        • There are conspiracy nuts of all stripe....Sprout, Fri May 15 10:27pm
          And I have heard some who think that a second civil war or second revolutionary war is coming.... I don't buy it. Overall folks are too apathetic IMO. It would take a LOT more before any significant... more
    • David perhaps you could createsym, Sun May 10 11:40am
      a sample letter that people could adapt and link to it? A lot of folks really don't know how to write a decent letter that logically outlines the goal in a way that's comprehensible in a red-tape... more
      • I would like the members to contribute ideas.David F Mayer, Mon May 11 9:33pm
        But it is VERY important that each person express the ideas in his own words. Cookie-cutter letters are automatically discounted by congressional staffers. I await suggestions from members on topics... more
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