I believe every single Republican in the House of Representatives with the exception of the 20 who voted their conscience and said “no” to the healthcare bill, should be served with a termination of employment notice, effective immediately. Below is a sample of such a notice:
To: Paul Ryan, former Speaker of the House
From: We The People of the United States of America
Date: 04 May 2017
Re: Termination of your employment
You are being given until 5:00 p.m. to remove any and all personal items from the Capitol Building and any other offices you may have occupied as a U.S. Representative. Your final pay will be forwarded to you by the end of the month.
The reason for this termination is that you have failed to do your job. You failed to put the best interests of the nation and its citizens above your own personal interest and that of your co-worker, Donald Trump. You were hired to represent the people in your district, and instead you just voted for legislation that would very likely cause pain, suffering, financial devastation, and ultimately death to a vast majority of those people. As your employers, we deem your behaviour to be unacceptable, and therefore your termination is effective immediately.
Please do not disgrace yourself in future job endeavors by requesting that we provide you with an employment reference, because if you do, we will be completely honest and “tell it like it is”, that you were without good morals, without conscience, and did not act honestly nor with integrity.
One final point. Your health insurance will terminate at midnight on 31 May 2017. A representative from Human Resources will contact you within ten (10) business days regarding your COBRA options.
We. The. People
Note that there were 20 Republican members who voted their conscience and are excluded from this memo. One abstained, and may be put on probation. To find out how each representative voted, click here. My initial intent was to send an actual hard-copy, snail mail copy of this ‘memo’ to each of the 217 who voted ‘yes’, until I realized that would cost me $106.33 in postage alone. Not being wealthy, and having better things to do with my money, I have decided to email them a copy. I hope many will get on this bandwagon and at least let their representatives know they will not have a job after November 2018. This utter disregard for our well-being is an abomination not to be tolerated. The simplest e-mail form I have found, for those who are interested, is here.