Thursday, March 19, 2009

A Letter to David Plouffe about the Video that he sent out today about Canvassing for Promoting the New Budget......


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This is the Email that I sent to David Plouffe after he sent out a video this am asking Obama Supporters to canvass and promote the New Budget....
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Sent: Mar 18, 2009 1:02 PM
To: info@barackobama.com
Subject: Re: Video message from President Obama

Dear David-
WE The People are feeling More Disenfranchised by the day...No Bailout for us.....and yet the CEOs get BONUSES !!!! The People that created and contributed to this Mess are getting Bonuses ????WHY ? Millions of Folks are out of Work and yet these Greedy People are being given " Retention Bonuses"??? And about "THE Contracts"...Millions of Workers have been fired, and Some of them worked under Contracts too..."Workers" did Not Break their Contracts, but they have been harmed and lost their wages and jobs and benefits. But CEO's get Rewarded with OUR money, while so many are hurting...This WHOLE Financial Situation is Broken.....168 Million Dollars would Feed Thousands of People, House Thousands and provide Healthcare.

I live in Ohio-College kids are moving home with parents after losing loans for school...and walk in ANY bank here- and guess what-There is NO Loans available for Anything - school, home or cars...The Banks were Given Bailout Money- But NOW they are Hoarding it....it has Never made it to the People. Not a Penny.

Most people here have NO Health Insurance or Healthcare....and many of my friends are Underemployed or Searching for a Job right now...They have lost their Savings and their Retirement Funds....and their Future. So Many Good People that have lost their jobs and homes, Teachers, Nurses and even Policemen....VETS that have returned to NO Jobs.

I am working a smattering of part time jobs getting paid what I made as a Lifeguard 30 years ago...with NO Benefits and No Healthcare...My Son is delaying College for a year because there are NO Loans available here....Most of my Hood is wrestling with the same issues, Job Loss and many foreclosed homes...Financial Devastation.

My Neighborhood is full of Angst and Depression over this..No I won't be knocking on doors....Not this time...

It's up to DC to Start listening to Us, the People...and they haven't been...and they have not been thinking about us..they were busy taking care of the Corporate GEO's...There has been NO Relief for us The People...NONE...

10 comments:

MandT said...

Right on! The outrage will out....

Joan said...

Everybody should send a copy of this letter back to Mr. Plouffe--I just deleted in disgust when I received the canvassing request. We are no longer a nation of sheep and we need to get louder!

enigma4ever said...

Thanks Joan...sure, send it....We need to get much louder....talk to my neighbors...yeah...I talk to them every day....I KNOW what is going on in my hood...it's bad....

but I don't think it is peachy anywhere...

Mandt::
yeah...I think we should all be outraged.....enough is enough...

tom said...

AMEN sister, AMEN
now we find out that Treasury, and perhaps Genthner OKAYED the bonuses, CHRIST
Ok, I get it that the bonuses are pennies on the dollar to the whole crisis, but it shows how much they don't get it ...
Wall Street gets Socialism we get the shaft...

enigma4ever said...

yes tom we are on the Shaft plan....

;-(

Fran said...

These go canvas, and sign the pledge crap is getting old. Sorry Obama, I am working my ass off to try to keep afloat & try to not go into foreclosure & try to figure out healthcare for my recently terminates with 2,200 workers at a company that just folded.

I don;t get off work till after dark & I am not dragging my sorry ass out to bother neighbors about politics.
As for that pledge-- I am willing to sign any pledge that says we get all troops out of Iraq & Afghanistan ASAP & use diplomacy & other avenues besides violence & killing- and that includes the bomb dropping by drones in Pakistan the US is doing as well.

THAT is the kind of Change I really can believe in.

P.S. Coal is NOT clean energy. Do your homework!

~ Signed 10% Unemployment rate in Oregon

the walking man said...

Get involved...with the black market and underground economy.

JackB said...

Boy, I can share in the frustration.
Even as my head fully understands why the bonuses were paid, and how it was in OUR interest that they be paid, I tremble with anger knowing that a bunch of greedy financial "whiz kids" took us all to the bank!
However, the only help on the horizon for school aid, health care and other concerns IS the Obama budget.
Giving up on helping him now is truly a response that cuts off the nose to spite the face.

enigma4ever said...

Jack;
you misunderstood what I wrote- I in no way am giving up on Obama, or helping him, BUT I think that HIS own People should be doing a better job supporting him and creating Change- that includes Reid, pelos, Dodd and even Geither- they should be holding Press Conferences and speaking with and TO the people and Listening to our concerns and holding town meetings too- seeing HOW we feel and Reassuring us and Building trust that the Days of Greed are over- and that is what I don't see happening and concerns me...

and I have given to Obama and HIS administration wholeheartedly- BUT.....I think more than ME going door to door- there should be other steps take to restore Trust and Confidence - and the People that WILL be Voting on the Budget- ie Reid and Pelosi THEY should be speaking about What the people NEED and WHY....Our Elected Reps should be more vocal ( and not just Boehner ,McConnel Vitter etc)....OUR Dem reps rarely give press conferences or speak and support Obama...

me going to my neighbors is not going to help get the Budget passed- Reid and Pelosi should be going on with Keith and Hardball and Speaking OUT...

but I will continue to blog about all of this and yes, I always talk to my neighbors and my community about all of this....

Seriously maybe there should be Town Meetings with OUR reps and Filmed and Broadcast so that all of DC and the MSM GETS IT- how fed up Americans really are....

JackB said...

I really think you haven't been paying attention.
Obama has done more in a couple of months than any Pres in our history.
If people expect miracles, they should never get involved in politics. Religion promises miracles; politics promises compromise.
That's how a democratic republic works.

To begin a drum beat of "Where's mine" just turns us into the same greedy folk we've had in charge for the last 8 years.

I'm sorry if this causes a rift, but it must be said.
When you start with the "

what I am upset about is asking US- we the people to fix this..
or go door to door and talk about the Budget or the Stimulus- . . . ",

you lose me. He's asking for help ONLY with the budget, so stop confusing it with the stimulus bill.
And who should he ask to help?

The budget is where health care improves, which aids all but particularly will help unemployed nurses.
Education benefits would aid your son in going to college.

But you, and a few of your posters, have no idea how politics works. So, I and all the others who hoped so much to help Obama make changes have to suffer with the mistaken hopes for rainbows by others.

Allie, I give up on you.
When someone bemoans their fate, at the exact moment their being asked to help in changing their fate, that's a textbook example of masochism.

Sorry, but you are helping to kill a dream our country had to change things.

Jack