I recently received a typical self-laudatory and self-justifying email from one of my Texas Senators, John Cornyn. (Reproduced at the bottom.) Below is my response, posted to his office via his official web site.
Dear Senator Cornyn,
We do not need a balanced budget amendment.
We need senators and representatives who can do their jobs. Leaders who know when to raise taxes, and when not to. Leaders who put country ahead of party and politics. Leaders who don’t make defeating their political opposition “the number one priority”, ahead of jobs, the nation’s debt rating, or our country’s future.
I have just one number to say to you: 1937.
You, sir, are among the worst examples of Republican “party first” politics.
You should be ashamed of yourself and your party. Continue reading