My Representation

About a month ago, my congressman, Jay Inslee, sent out a mass self-promoting email bragging about his involvement in the health care bill that had just cleared the House Energy and Commerce committee with an all-important government plan option. His message claimed that he was interested in hearing my concerns, blah, blah, blah.

I did respond, for my own amusement, explaining why I thought his favored policies were bad.

Today, I got a response, probably picked from the “worried about too much spending” boilerplate. And, here’s part of my reply:

Congressman Inslee,

This was written by you or on your behalf:

“Our Nation spent over $2 billion dollars on health care in 2007, or more than $7,000 per person.”

It’s very depressing to learn that you don’t know the difference between a billion dollars and a trillion dollars.

But, it explains a lot.

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