Niki Tsongas is DESPERATE to look like she’s doing something meaningful.
Today she wasted your tax dollars with a self-serving photo-op at the Chelmsford Fire Department – where she took a whole hour to give Chief Curran a check for $73K.
She was a bit disgruntled at our reception committee.
I think she’s getting tired of my face. Or maybe of my drum?
This is the letter I gave her:
RE: Your $73K Chelmsford Fire Department Photo-Op
Congresswoman Niki S. Tsongas
Massachusetts 5th Congressional District
Niki, did you ever once think . . . .
That $73K is not your ‘gift’ or the result of your ‘hard work’. It’s our own TAX money coming back to us.
Well, at least 60% of it is. The other $29,000.oo is money we are borrowing from China – that our grandchildren will still be repaying some thirty (30) years from now. If we still have a country.
The rest of it – the $44,000.oo is just pennies on the dollar of what we PAID IN TAXES. By the time all the government hands – at the IRS, – at Treasury, – in Congress, – in the GAO, – in Homeland Security, and finally in your office got done touching it – that $44K represents probably just 40% of $110,000.oo that we paid in taxes. Government is a gruesomely inefficient way to spend taxpayer money.
Even your trip here – with gas being over $3.75 a gallon – up from $2.45 / gal in November 2008 – makes today a very expensive and unnecessary political boondoggle.
Go back to Washington and start cutting the Federal Budget! Cut! Cut! Cut!
Force Obama to lift drilling restrictions. We need to drill NOW for our own oil!
Work with Representative Allen West. Vote the way he does!
/s/ Iron Mike
Old Soldier, – Still Good for Parts!
The Honorable Reception Committee:
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