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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Eric Cantor's Virginia Voices Survey Updated

Rep. Eric Cantor sent this survey to my email. It exemplifies what is wrong with elected Republicans and politicians in general. I did not answer any of the questions because there was no correct answer that I could agree with provided as a choice.

Virginia Voices Survey
Tell us what you think

1. Do you think that House Republicans should continue to push for pro-growth policies that preserve, protect and create jobs and oppose tax increases that would add a burden to working families and set back our economy?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Undecided

No brainer here. What does he expect?

2. What was the most ridiculous part of the recently passed Democrat spending bill?

  • $3.5 trillion expansion of federal debt in 2009 and 2010
  • $600 million to buy new cars for government workers.
  • $1 billion dollars to lay the groundwork for socialized health care
  • $3 billion for "Sex Education"
  • $650 million for Digital TV Converters.

The most ridiculous part of the spending bill is THE SPENDING!

3. Which provision of my proposed Middle Class Bill of Rights is most important to you?

  • Bring down gas prices
  • Bring down the cost of food
  • Make paychecks go further
  • More jobs and safer retirements
  • Health care coverage for families
  • Simple, honest and fair tax code

Nothing in this list pertain to one's rights. They are just desirable outcomes There should be no higher right than the right to our Life, Liberty and Property. None of Congress' efforts do anything but diminish these.

4. How do you receive the majority of your political news?

  • Online
  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Radio
  • Television

Just a marketing question.

5. What steps would you like see taken to help boost the economy?

The only question I gave a response to:

How about dropping the nonsense and bringing the Federal Government back within its constitutional boundaries? That more than anything else would solve our economic woes because ignorant and meddling politicians would be prevented from diminishing our liberties and stealing our wealth.

This nitwit voted for the first bailout bill and for the 90% tax on AIG bonuses. Hardly a conservative. He needs to understand the difference between policy and principle. If he were acting from principle he would not need to do surveys to find out what policies to pursue.

Update 7 April, 2009:

I now receive this reply from Rep Cantor via email. He obviously did not read the comment above, the only question I gave an answer to.

Subject: Help Me Fight Back Against Democrat Attacks
Date: Tue, 07 Apr 2009 14:21:29 -0400
I would like to thank you for submitting a response to my Virginia
Voices survey. Thousands of people across the Commonwealth
participated and offered valuable information.

For instance, when asked if you think House Republicans should
continue to push for pro-growth policies that preserve, protect and
create jobs and oppose tax increases a resounding 90% of respondents
said YES.

I appreciate this support as I battle House Democrats over their
reckless and excessive spending habits. However, now liberals are
using my disagreements on policy decisions to launch personal attacks
against me.

The Wall Street Journal on Friday recognized the dirty tactics by Democrats as

"the furious campaign -- waged by every blog, pundit, union, 527,
and even the White House -- to kneecap Republicans who might help
lead a makeover. Mr. Cantor is the top target."


I do want to change Washington, and I need your immediate help.

Please consider a contribution of $10, $25 or $50 to help my campaign
take a stand against the Democrat onslaught.


We need to respond and show liberals that our determination to support
an American recovery based on lower taxes, new jobs, and fiscal
responsibility will not waver.

I appreciate your continued support.


Eric Cantor

It is this disconnect that from what citizens are trying to tell their representatives that drives me to want to see the whole house of cards come tumbling down. We have a constitution that they are supposed to act within the limits of, yet they violate it with impunity and work not for our interest but for their own.

Mr. Cantor, I will send you money when you demonstrate a clear desire for the principles of our Constitution, when you take a stand for the citizen over your personal interest.


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