All this hullabalu about the failure of the AIG house protests had me thinking.
Maybe CT Working Families’ problem is that they just were targeting the public’s rage at the wrong people?
In keeping with this thought, I decided to contact them and give them a suggestion that might yield a more successful protest.
So, I decided to fire off a quick suggestion.
Dear CT Working Families,
After having watched your actions regarding the AIG bonuses, I wonder if we will be able to also incite anger against other people who have managed to swindle the government out of large chunks of money. Senator Dodd, for one, pocketed over $100 grand from AIG, which is money that could have been used to employ two to three more individuals at AIG. President Obama, likewise, accepted money from AIG that could have gone to working families. Multiple other politicians also took money from AIG, but none with such quantity. At the insistence of Geinther and Dodd (mattering on when in March you heard the story), the stimulus bill contained protections for AIG, which are only now being addressed when public outrage occurred to show the government that working families, like yours and mine, will not stand to have the government’s money wasted.
I feel it is important to let the government know that their actions in support of AIG have likewise filled the community with anger. I feel, however, that protesting at the homes of government officials may be improper.
Senator Dodd’s office can be found at:
448 Russell Building
Washington D.C., 20510
His CT office:
30 Lewis St Suite 101
Hartford, CT 06103
President Obama’s house can be found at:
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Geinther’s office address is:
1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Please let me know when you plan to protest these individuals’ for their blatant disrespect for American Working Families, and I will see if I can get on the bus. Hopefully, it will be more successful than previous attempts at organized protesting through your organizations. I would suggest contacting the Tea Party protest organizers for advice on successful protest organizations.
~ Matt S.
And, as an added bonus, these folks are actually public people who, frankly, we SHOULD let know when we’re a smidge upset at them.