Here is a copy of the letter I sent to my representative John Shadegg as part of the PorkBusters campaign:
Cannon H. O. B.
am a blogger who lives and runs a business in your district. I know
that you were one of only 8 people in Congress to vote against the
recent pork-laden highway bill, something I congratulated you for on
my blog. I now want to encourage you to continue fighting to reign
in government spending. I am frankly flabbergasted to see the
current Republican leadership in Congress working so hard to resist
fiscal sanity, and am amazed that the Republican Party could have
drifted so far from its philosophical roots.
know that there are tremendous pressures on you to play the game with
everyone else in Congress, and bring home your share of pork to your
district. Often those in your district will root for you to cut
other people's pork but not their own. Let me say that I am totally
supportive of your cutting our 3rd district pork first, as
a message that everyone needs to contribute to the spending cuts the
President has called for to pay for Katrina-related expenses. You
are probably aware that many of us in the blogging world have banded
together in the "Porkbusters" effort to signal our desire to cut
pork by identifying our own local earmarks for cuts first.
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