Dear Senator Nelson,
It is quite evident to anyone paying attention to Washington that Obama's strategy for 2011 is to raise taxes to pay for the massive debt he has grown over the past 19 months. It is also quite evident that should "Republicans" choose not to support that agenda they will be characterized by the Administration as the party "preventing" or "obstructing" debt and deficit reduction efforts.
I believe we need to recognize this Administration, and this Congress, for who they are; the group who spends before they have the money and then punishes the people with taxes to pay for that irresponsible spending.
I do not expect you, or any Republican or fiscally responsible Democrat to vote for any tax increase. Instead, I expect that social programs be paired down or eliminated altogether to reduce the debt and eliminate the deficit. I expect that beginning immediately we start reducing the size of government, and the level of dependency upon the government by the American citizenry. What the government has done to America over the years, under the banner and guise of "compassion" is criminal! We have deviated so far from our roots that it is hard to fathom that distance. I am sorely disappointed in the government leadership, but I am also thankful that the American people, myself included, have woken up to the true will of the progressives who permeate our government. I truly hope that you are not that radical.
Thanks in advance for your vigilance over the Constitution, should you choose that course. Please... honor your oath!