Unfortunately, our elected Federal representation (Webb, Warner, Perriello) do not appear capable of thinking for themselves (i.e. beyond their Party affiliation). So, we must do their thinking for them.
Please contact Jim Webb and Mark Warner to let them know you do not support the Democrats’ vote-buying scheme also known as the “Stimulus” plan. Urge them to cast a “no” vote.
Mark Warner (202) 224-2023
Jim Webb (202) 224-4024
Listener, “Susan,” received the following response from Mark Warner’s office:
Thank you for contacting me with your views on the economic stimulus package.+ In order to best represent you as your United States Senator, it is vital that I hear your view on this and other important matters.
We have received numerous responses from across the Commonwealth from those both in favor of the stimulus and those opposed.+ I understand concerns about the expense of the bill and about certain provisions included in the package.+ Although no effort on this scale will be perfect, President Obama and the relevant Congressional committees have been in close consultation with our state and local officials and a wide range of economic experts who have indicated that this agreement represents a prudent and effective path to economic recovery.+ To do nothing could lead to catastrophic consequences for small businesses and working families across the country.
The committees drafting the legislation have provided for unprecedented oversight, accountability and transparency to ensure that taxpayers’ money is handled carefully and used in the most efficient and effective manner possible.+ You should know that a Recovery Act and Transparency Board will oversee the disbursement of the funds and a website provided by the White House, www.recovery.gov, will post detailed information about recovery spending.
Again, thank you for your input.+ As we move forward in the 111th Congress, please continue to be in touch with your opinions and concerns.
MARK R. WARNER
United States Senator
Please consider posting back here with the responses you receive from either of the Senator’s offices.
P.S. Although your 5th District Representative, Tom Perriello, already has proudly cast his vote in favor, you might want to express your displeasure over his blathering support of the pork-laden bill.
Tom Perriello (202) 225-4711