Dear United States Congressional Democrats,
I write this letter today to convey the pure disappointment and embarrassment I now bear after the cowardice displayed by the actions of your party. You had the opportunity to vote to extend tax cuts for 98 percent of Americans. It was supposed to be a vote. But instead, you chose to play things safe and wait until after the November election. Need I remind you that the opposing party has stated it has no interest in helping the middle class? The Republicans have stood in opposition to just about every turn and every chance to help struggling Americans. A vote to extend the tax cuts would have drawn the proverbial line in the sand and provided an opportunity for voters to see which party has their best interests in mind. This failure by Democrats is just another in a long line of backing away from a challenge. It started with the stimulus and bailout packages where regulations and restrictions were not made strong enough. It then went to Health Care Reform and the lack of a public option and other meaningful reform. You then failed to provide any substance to the Financial Reform and caved to special interest. The financial industry imploded due to its own misconduct and you did little to deter it in the future.
Now perhaps it’s the last straw. The extension of tax cuts for 98 percent of Americans seems like a no-brainer. However, somehow you managed to mangle this chance and not find the courage or fortitude to pursue a vote on the matter. I’m not talking about passing the bill; I’m talking about voting on the bill. If the bill failed during a vote, then at least you would have the chance to tell the public you pushed for their interests but were defeated. Wouldn’t that be some great campaign ammo? But no, you instead chose to sit on your hands and crawl back home. How dare you back away from a fight. It is obvious the GOP has no interest in helping me out. I thought you cared. Obviously I was wrong.
I will still hope you win in November. The alternative is just too grim. However, I hope you will wake up and realize the mistakes you have made. I hope you will look in the mirror and rededicate yourself to helping Americans more than helping yourself.
Submitted by Ryan Adverderada.