A Letter, A Letter! I Wrote A Letter!

Mr. Kevin McCarthy

2468 Rayburn House Office Building

Washington, D.C.  20515

Dear Mr. McCarthy,

I am writing to you today to make a few suggestions, since you and your party seem a bit lost at the moment.  You have appointed people to committees they know nothing about and have set up investigations into … nothing that that should be considered to be any business of the U.S. House of Representatives.  So, I have a few suggestions for things you guys can investigate or do, so at the end of your short two-year tenure, at least you’ll have something to show for your time in office.

  • In 2021, Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of the former guy, received a check from Saudi Arabia in the amount of $2 billion. We the People would like to know what under-the-table deal led to this mega payment.
  • We the People would also like to see you continue the excellent work that was done by the House January 6th They did a great job, but their work was cut short when a new House of Representatives took over, and there is still much to be learned about who, precisely, played a role in the multiple efforts to rob We the People of our voices, our votes.
  • While I realize you have a very slim majority and need every vote you can score, I think you would earn a bit of respect if you did the right thing and removed George Santos from your number. Yes, he will likely be replaced by a Democrat, but you will know that you did the right thing.  You will have a clear conscience, at least on this one issue.  I fully believe that Mr. Santos has a serious mental health problem, and while I empathise with that, the United States Congress is no place for a pathological liar.
  • We the People would like to see you and your ‘team’ extend an olive branch across the aisle. In theory, at least, you all work for the same employer … WE THE PEOPLE!  All this idle chatter about shutting down the Internal Revenue Service and replacing the income tax with a “consumption tax” of 30% on every single thing we purchase is bullshit, and you know that all too well.  You’re supposed to be looking out for our interests, not stabbing us in the back!
  • The debt ceiling is not a weapon for you to use to get publicity … it is important that we stay on top of our financial obligations, both foreign and domestic.  Fully half of your party do not even understand the difference between the debt ceiling, the budget, the national debt, and the deficit.  I sometime wonder if you understand the difference?  At any rate, if you cannot work together with your Democratic partners to avoid a catastrophe, then … you really aren’t any sort of a leader at all, are you?
  • I really think you need to re-think some of the committee appointments you have made. For example … Marge Greene on the Homeland Security Committee???  What were you thinking?  She is a supporter of domestic terrorism!!!  15 of the 21 Republicans you placed on the Oversight Committee voted to overturn the election results and 14 of 18 Republicans you placed on the Judiciary Committee, including Jim Jordan himself, also voted to overturn the results of the 2020 election.  These people voted to put duct tape across the mouths of more than 81 million people, including myself!  They voted, basically, to replace democracy with autocracy, to take away our Constitutional right to have a voice in our government!  And YOU put them on some of the most important committees in the House?
  • And last, but not least, forget about Hunter Biden’s laptop … A) It isn’t a matter for Congress. Hunter Biden is a private citizen.  B) Nobody cares.  And speaking of such things … I understand you’re planning to ‘investigate’ the leak in the Supreme Court of the Dobbs decision.  Don’t bother.  A) It was likely Justice Samuel Alito, B) Nobody cares, and C) We the People had every right to know how the Court would be voting on Dobbs, for it was a decision that took away the rights of fully 50% of the population of this nation, including mine!

Overall, Mr. McCarthy, I really think you need to go off on your own this weekend, to a cabin somewhere in the woods, no television, no cell phone, no laptop, and take a long hard look inside yourself, have a nice long chat with your conscience, if you still have one.  You are not working in the best interests of this nation and its people, and I honestly believe you are smart enough to know that.  I hope you can find your conscience and listen to the voices telling you, reminding you, that you work for the people of this nation, that you owe US, not the Republican Party, not the extremists, not the racists, but the 330 million people who live in this country.

Sincerely,

Jill Dennison, citizen, taxpayer, voter

30 thoughts on “A Letter, A Letter! I Wrote A Letter!

  1. I tried twice to enter a counter to this post (once Saturday and once Sunday). Why do you shut me out? Shouldn’t you have confidence in your arguments? Does your pride take a hit when I counter your arguments? Do my comments shatter the harmony of the echo chamber you have built here? As a parent and a long-time manager, I have learned there are always multiple sides to every argument. If you accept only one side, if you listen only to one side, your views will be far from reality. You will make many mistakes if you do not continually challenge your own assumptions. You must listen and have an open mind regarding all sides of the discussion. DEI is the mantra of your side. How about more diversity of thought? It is sadly lacking here and in so many other venues I encounter. You only want a very particular, very limited version of diversity, one that does not actually advance the goals you seek to achieve.

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    • I did not post your comment for three reasons, Dave: 1) it was 1,800 words, three times the length of the post you were commenting on! 2) Some of your ‘facts’ were inaccurate, but I don’t have the time nor desire to rebut your overly-lengthy diatribe. 3) As usual, you come across as arrogant, like an expert who is talking down to stupid little peons. Where did you get your degree in Political Science, Dave? Where did you study Constitutional Law? What makes you always so sure you are right and that anybody who disagrees with you is wrong? You say you want discussion, but in fact you want to lecture. You seem to think that somehow you are above the rest of my readers and your way of stating things is often offensive. But mainly, it was the length of your comment. Keep them short and respectful, and I will publish them, but I won’t publish an 1,800 word comment under any circumstances.

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      • Jill,

        I do read Daves blog and though we agree on some things, his posts are quite lengthy and I can see how his question about not posting his comment can come off a little lofty in it’s presentation. I don’t know if I’d go so far as to say it was arrogant or disrespectful but it all comes down to not only what you say but how you present it, if that makes sense.

        I for one would like to read his comment if you still have access to it so if you wouldn’t mind sending it to me, I can give you my email address if you don’t have it.

        If you’d prefer not to share it, that’s okay, I just thought I’d ask.

        I hope you’re doing well my friend.

        hugs.

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      • I focus on presenting facts. I would like to counter your arguments by presenting contrary evidence. If I leave out relevant facts then it weakens my own argument and makes it easier for you to rebut.

        In the future, I can limit the discussion or simply point to my own posts which is where I pull the points from.

        You are wrong about one thing: I am not so sure I am always right. The whole point of a discussion is you present your evidence and I present a counter and then the audience can learn from each. Here is a shortened argument if you care to present it. I have a degree in mathematics; I don’t need one in political science or law to have opinions about contemporary issues. I don’t need to be a biologist to know what a woman is, for example.

        On J6:

        In 1973, the Senate voted 77-0 to establish the committee to impeach former Republican President Richard Nixon; it had seven members, four Democrats and three Republicans. Typically, the majority party gets a one-vote advantage, but FIVE more for the J6 comittee?
        In a trial, cross examinations are allowed. In this case, the other side of the story was not told during the Congressional hearings themselves. Maybe you think Team Trump has nothing to offer, but shouldn’t they be allowed an opportunity to put on a defense and present conflicting evidence? Let them fall on their faces if you believe they have nothing to offer, but don’t suppress their voices and hide evidence.
        There is considerable video evidence of police waving protestors into the Capitol. There were clearly confrontations with police in other instances, but why were so many passed through without challenge? None of this was investigated or explained by the J6 Committee. They are not interested. It contradicts the narrative, but many of us would like to know more.

        https://www.worldtribune.com/more-video-shows-police-waving-protesters-into-capitol-on-jan-6/
        https://wethepeopleconvention.org/articles/Video-Proves-Police-Let-Protestors-into-Capitol
        https://thefederalist.com/2021/01/08/watch-the-capitol-police-open-the-doors-and-invite-protesters-in/

        You can talk about Santos, but there are plenty of others in Congress with issues, many worse than his.

        Issues with Biden:
        During a presidential debate, Joe Biden said reports of his son’s laptop had all the earmarks of a Russian probe: “There are fifty former national intelligence folks who said that what he’s accusing me of is a Russian plant,” and added: “five former heads of the CIA, both parties, say what he’s saying is a bunch of garbage. ” Yet, it was revealed later that Hunter Biden was already under investigation by the federal government since 2018, and the laptop, which is in fact quite real, depicts trysts with Russian hookers and all kinds of other incriminating evidence, the kind which might be used to blackmail our current president. https://seek-the-truth.com/2022/03/19/because-more-than-50-intelligence-officials-said-so-really/

        President Biden boasted openly about shutting down an investigation in Ukraine, an investigation that was looking into the company which had his son on the board of directors. https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Joe+biden+on+firing+prosecutor&view=detail&mid=78AD492BF12987E1EEC878AD492BF12987E1EEC8&FORM=VIRE&msclkid=57a3fe53a7f311ec842bfc950868fe56

        Tony Bobulinski, a former Hunter Biden business partner, just days prior to the 2020 election, shared a text message (also sent to the FBI): “10% is being held by H for the ‘Big Guy’”. (H” is Hunter and Hunter often referred to his father as the “Big Guy”.) https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4917807/user-clip-tony-bobulinski-statement-hunter-biden.

        Hunter Biden himself complained to his daughter in another text: ‘Don’t worry, unlike Pop I won’t make you give me half your salary’. How exactly did the incompetent Hunter Biden get pricy gigs with Ukraine and China’s energy conglomerate? I mean the ones he was not qualified for and his dad claims to know nothing about.

        Joe Biden was elected to the Senate while still in his twenties. Public service is the only real job he has had, yet, along with his wife, who is a community college teacher, he has amassed an impressive nest egg. https://www.newsweek.com/how-many-houses-does-joe-biden-own-us-president-homes-jill-biden-1602617

        President Biden released 22 years of tax returns prior to running for president, but there is still a massive unexplained hole as the source of $13 million of income was not provided. He released his individual returns, but not his corporate returns (he has created S-corporations to shelter income): https://nypost.com/2022/04/06/legal-experts-call-for-biden-to-release-corporate-tax-returns/. Biden said later the money came from a book deal (a book which sold 300,000 copies), but hasn’t provided details. https://thefederalist.com/2022/04/06/joe-bidens-released-tax-returns-dont-explain-millions-in-income-where-did-it-come-from/. Watch this hand, but don’t look over there.

        With regard to elections:

        Every notable Democrat supported Stacy Abrams election denial but pooh-pooh’d Trump’s two years later. Jamie Raskin, impeachment manager, was the first Democrat to challenge state results on January 6, 2017, yet was indignant when Hawley, Cruz and others challenged states January 6, 2021. Raskin and his supporters challenged more states in 2017 than Republicans challenged in 2021; they challenged Alabama which Trump won by about 25%.

        I listed in my original post a dozen problems with elections. I won’t re-iterate them now, but my point is that there are many legitimate concerns about how elections are conducted and how a party can gain an unfair advantage. We must rely on free and fair elections or we have nothing to share.

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  2. Great letter Jill, but I doubt he ever sees it or would care. If it’s not about connections and money, it’s of no interest to any of them..sad state of affairs for sure

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    • Thanks, Mary! You’re probably right, but I had to try. Perhaps it’s just ornery enough that whatever aid reads it says, “Hey Kevin … you gotta see this letter from some crazy ol’ broad!” 😊

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  3. Jill, you’re an accountant so can you please educate me on why a national sales tax is a bad idea? to my mind, and i know I’m just a lowly artist who probably has no business even being anywhere close to financial matters, but it seems to me that if you have a national sales tax instead of deductions and other loopholes that only a select few can take advantage of, the wealthy would finally be “paying their fair share” as you so often lament that they don’t. After all, they spend millions a year on goods, much more than either you or I so it would seem logical that their tax burden would be higher and that’s what you want isn’t it?
    Please tell me how this is a bad idea?
    Thanks for your help and I hope you’re having a good weekend.

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    • I think in terms of base intelligence, he’s smart enough, but the question becomes is he conscionable enough? Does he care that he was elected to work for the nation as a whole, rather than only the Republican Party, only the bigots and racists? My best guess is that he shut down his conscience years ago and has long since forgotten what responsibility means.

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  4. Jill, good letter, albeit a tad aggressive. I encourage folks to call their Congressperson, Kevin McCarthy, Steve Scalise and Patrick McHenry, chair of the House Financial Servicrs committee. To me, defaulting on our debts is not a conservative ideal. Countries lend us money because we pay it back. If we become a bad credit risk, what will that do to our reputation.

    As for the committee assignments of folks who don’t offer much reasoned and reasonable input that is just damaging to our governance. We deserve better than to allow some of these folks a greater voice just because they won a gerrymandered district. Keith

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    • And here I toned it down, with you in mind! You should have seen my first draft! I fully agree with you that we all need to keep contacting the House leadership to remind them of the consequences if we allow the nation to default on its financial obligations. People thought the financial crisis of 2008 was bad — and it was, but this looming crisis has the potential to be much worse and cause serious ripples around the globe.

      It seems to me that everything McCarthy and the House Republicans are doing with their committees and investigations is showmanship rather than governance. Nothing good can come of this path they are on. Whatever happened to at least trying to reach across the aisle, to work together for the good of the nation? Sigh.

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  5. Sock it to him!!!

    Of course now the question becomes … will he even read it? More likely it will be shuffled off to one of his “staff” and you’ll receive a nice “form letter” telling you how much Mr. McCarthy appreciates you expressing your concerns.

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    • I sent it snail mail with a hand-addressed envelope rather than email in hopes of giving it a better chance of actually reaching his desk, but no … I doubt getting a response. Only those who actually see their position as being responsible to the people bother to respond. I’ll likely get a canned response, if any.

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    • Likely not, but I sent the letter via postal service in a hand-addressed envelope rather than putting it into an email, in hopes it might stand a better chance of actually making it to his desk. You’ll all know if I get a reply!

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