Representative Frank Kratovil, representing Maryland’s 1st Congressional District is finally waking up from the daze he has been in since January, or so it seems. I received a form letter from him that declared that he would make sure to read and understand the entire health care bill that is currently on the floor of the House before he votes. It is interesting to me that he has embraced this idea now, after he voted for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Stimulus Bill to the rest of us) and the American Clear Energy and Security Act of 2009 (Cap and Trade Bill) without reading either of them. It is quite unsettling to me that he, along with hundreds of other Congressmen and Congresswomen voted to support this legislation knowing what it says. How much money has to be on the line before they will realize how ridiculous this behavior is?
Whether you agree with the idea that government spending will succeed in energizing the economy, or putting a cap on our emissions is right or wrong, it is unreasonable for any individual to sign the dotted line without understanding the contents within. The citizens of Maryland will not stand for this.
Hundreds of local citizens are planning to picket around Rep. Kratovil’s office at 202 S Main Street in Bel Air from 4-6P on August 11. Join us as we show Congressman Kratovil that voting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi 86.1% of the time is not how you show your “fiscal conservatism”.