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Saturday, July 11, 2009

An open letter to our elected officials

Dear (insert name of any elected official in the USA)

What have you done for me lately? This is a valid question. As a taxpaying, voting, hard working citizen of the United States of America, what have you personally done for me lately?

I am out of work, I have yet to receive unemployment benefits in almost 3 months since I was laid off, taxes are going up, services are being cut...the list goes on and on.

What are you, an elected official paid for by my tax dollars, doing to help me? It does not matter if you are Democrat, Republican, Independent...what are you doing to help me, Joe Average Citizen?

I see large corporations getting bailed out, billions being sent overseas, more billions being spent on pet projects that make absolutely no sense. time being wasted on resolutions about Michael Jackson...but how is my family of 6 being helped?

Is it because I am not a campaign donor that spends tens of thousands on a table at a fundraising event? Due to the fact that I am not a lobbyist, is that why I am ignored? I am not a multi-millionaire or major star...does this make me less important?

I have always understood the priority of the men and women elected to office in this great country of ours (whether it is city, county, state or national level) is to listen to the citizens and do what is in the best interest of the voting public and be our representative. I do not see this happening.

Millions of jobs have been lost, programs are being cut, funding is slashed, vetoes are being thrown around like Tootsie Rolls at a 4th of July parade. What is being done to help the general public?

Not long ago, before I was laid off, I had to write a detailed description of how I spent my work week. I would like you, as an elected official, to do that for us too. How are you productively using your time to carry out your job to the best of your ability?
Show us how you are making a difference for the citizens of this city/county/State/country. List for me the things you have done to make improvements.
In every job I have ever worked I have been accountable to someone. Seems like the only time elected officials are held accountable is during an election year (if that).
As the old saying goes...THE BUCK STOPS HERE!!!
I want answers, not political spin...not pre-written responses that sugar coat everything. I want the 100% God's honest truth. Have some morals, have some integrity. Prove to me that you deserve to have the job you have.
Be willing to be called to the carpet for your mistakes, failures and promises you have not lived up to.

ALWAYS proud to be an American...just not too proud of the people making decisions for our government.

Jon Kurozawa