I received a nice letter from Congressman John Boehner. It contained one of those phony surveys designed to get one so worked-up that a contribution is inevitable, e.g.-"Should Republicans resist Democrat efforts to restore Clinton-era restrictions against information gathering by our counterterrorism agencies?" And, of course, a request for a contribution.
So, I wrote the good Congressman a letter.
Dear Congressman Boehner:
Got your letter - great to hear from you!
Here's the deal: when you were part of the majority, you sold us conservatives out. You spent like Democrats on steroids. So, now that we're back in the minority, you want me to believe that you're off the spending needle.
Sorry, but I'm not convinced just yet. If you can get all your buddies on your side of the aisle there in Washington D.C., and the Republican candidates for office, to take a "no earmarks" pledge, well then I'll open my checkbook back up. Otherwise, I'm not persuaded that you're committed to the low-carb financial diet.
Note that I didn't say anything about balancing the budget. I'm resigned to being part of the generation that passed an incomprehensible debt on to its children. I just want you to stop adding all those personal choice goodies to the bills. It doesn't seem too much to ask, but then, I've never had to go cold turkey on a bad addiction.
Please get back to me if you and your friends go along.