United States Senator Blanche Lincoln
355 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg., Washington, D.C. 20515
Office: 202-224-4843; Fax: 202-228-1371.
I want to go on record as supporting Sen. Lincoln in being AGAINST the Health Care Bill. I believe real Health Care reform could be accomplished by simply removing the regulations that are in place that protects false monopolies in the industry. Blue Cross’s 70%+ market share in Arkansas, for instance, is not something they “earned.” They have that and their high prices simply because of regulations, perhaps at the state level, that crowds out honest competition. A real health care reform act would simply bring down the walls to honest competition and thereby lower prices for all. Another government bureaucracy, especially this one, would simply create another endless money pit that would perhaps bankrupt the Country (some analysts believe Medicare itself is capable of that) but for sure give no value back to the people, as taxes would rise and the money would flow to people who have not earned it, the various “hangers on” and other dishonest people close to the system, who, as is the case with all government programs, are simply there to scoop up the money without providing value.
Send a stamped, typed, professional letter, preferably on business or similar letterhead and very importantly a RETURN ADDRESS that demonstrates you are from their district.
A real stamped letter. Physical. This will get their attention more than any other way and has the most impact, according to Chris Matthews on Hardball yesterday. I don’t agree with Matthews’ politics, except on his anti-war stance during the Iraq invasion. I’m a Libertarian, but anyway I do believe him on this point. He should know. He’s worked in Congress and covered it for years. I believe he was truthful when he made this statement. So, I’m going to write my Sens. Lincoln and Pryor and Representative Snyder tomorrow in just this manner.
Maybe one letter won’t mean anything, but I’m going to try, and I encourage you to also, no matter what your political beliefs are.
Perhaps the largest problem in our and the World’s economy is an unstable unit of account, the wild swings in the value of our money. The sole charter of the Fed is to stabilize our unit of account and yet in a misguided effort, they do just the opposite: they cause the wild swings which result in inflation and deflation that reek havoc on the economy. All that has to be done is for them to target the gold price instead of targeting the interest rate. When the price of gold becomes to high, they should sell bonds to soak up the excess liquidity. When the price of gold becomes too low the can inject liquidity by printing. If they just followed this one simple rule there would be no more inflation or deflation, and the economy would have exactly the amount of liquidity that it demands. I also worry about the ever increasing amount of regulatory power they are being given. They should be reigned in and held accountable, not given more unaccountable power. If they are indeed a branch of the government, they should work for the people and be held accountable to the people and its representatives. If they are not, then the Congress should take back its Constitutional authority to coin money.