Kate Burch and I wrote a letter to Mike Turner, conressman for the district in which we live, which is, in part, about the Fair Tax. I thought we should post it in case anyone else might like to use it, in part in letters to their representative. Any way here it is.
Michael R Turner
U. S. House of Representatives
1740 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
We received your letter of March 2009 about your seeking another term in 2010. As you know we have been supporters for a few years, and though we are limited in how much we can give, have contributed what we could.
Now, however, we do not have normal times. Our wonderful Country is headed on the wrong path so that we, and many we know, feel matters cannot continue as before. The Democrat new leadership is headed in a direction we do not want. We feel they won because we Republicans lost our way. The Republicans became, sadly, just one more party of big federal government.
We see that you voted for the farm bill. You also voted to extend the time in which a party could sue for alleged equal pay violations. Your district is also a huge recipient of earmarks. Both of us have met with your representative to seek your support of the FairTax. We were against these votes, and are strong supporters of the FairTax..
We are aware that you voted for many positions we support such as your vote on the stimulus bill. We appreciate these efforts and under normal conditions would have sent a check and wished you luck next year. These are not normal times. We seek someone to represent us who will work to cut the Federal Government in half. Ideally, we should like to see the end of the Labor Department, Health And Human Services, the Energy Department, and the Education Department. We should like to see the FairTax. We seek an end to earmarks. We want the courts to require a plaintiff to pay all court and attorney costs if he loses his case. We want to see the Federal Government completely out of all local school support and control.
We want Sarbanes-Oxley repealed. We wish to see the FDA restricted to an advisory role only. We want private financial bailouts restricted severely. We could go on and on. We know we can never achieve all these goals, at least in our lifetimes, but we want someone that seeks these aims to represent us in Washington. It does not seem to us that you are prepared to do these things so we plan to withhold support from your campaign until the situation that turns up in the primaries next spring becomes clearer.
As always, we respectfully wish you the best. Needless to say, we should like to hear more from you about these matters. We should appreciate specifics as much as possible.