Do not bother contacting your Congressman
- Here’s an example of how it works
- The Congressman wants to appear that they are protecting their constituents
- You start to see exactly how bills get passed
Do not bother contacting your Congressman. What’s involved in making a political decision? You might think that your lawmakers all get together and debate what should be and why. If you see them doing this it’s all just a show.
The vote on any particular bill or law has already been decided in the minds of the politicians. Here’s an example of how it works. Suppose Congress is considering a bill to protect people from dangerous chemicals named the Dangerous Chemicals Act. Now, once the word leaks out that a bill is approaching that could cause the large chemical companies to lose profits or be forced to take profit-making chemicals off the market that’s when they go into action to influence the final vote. They study the bill and have their lobbyists try and influence the wording of it first. Then, if it looks like the wording is not going to push the bill their way they break out the payoffs. Strong lobbying by the company themselves or the group of companies that belong to certain powerful industry organizations kick into high gear and visit and pressure each Congressman into seeing that the bill won’t help their career move forward.
During this “visit and pressure” stage, a Congressman may receive huge donations to their campaign coffers, favors, or may even receive money under the table from mysterious people who show up in the night. When a Congressman receives money like this it’s not just a little money – it’s six figures minimum and often it’s hundreds of thousands of dollars. Now, that money comes with an obligation – an obligation to vote down any bill that would hurt the very people giving them the money. However, the Congressman wants to appear that they are protecting their constituents. So often a bill like this will lose by a small number of votes making it look like it was close. Nevertheless, it will certainly go down in defeat.
But what about all this talk of writing to your Congressman about bill such-and-such and tell them how you feel? Call your Congressman’s office and let them know how you feel about their vote on a certain bill. Of course, you want them to vote the way in which it will help people the most. But their vote is already decided no matter how many calls, emails, or letters their office receives. These are treated just like irritating junk mail. So you start to see exactly how bills get passed and you also see the futility of contacting your Congressman.
QUESTION: What should readers take away from this message today?
ANSWER: That long before a vote is taken on a bill that benefits citizens that vote has already been decided.
QUESTION: Why is this information timely?
ANSWER: This information is timely because we are nearing elections in November and you keep hearing all these promises that the candidates running are making to citizens only to be broken once they’re elected.
QUESTION: How can readers best apply this information to their lives right now?
ANSWER: You can always follow the money whenever any bill comes up for a vote. You will then know the answer in advance.
COMMENTARY: This is what a broken system looks like. The corporations own the politicians, make the laws, and control the governments. The only vote you have left that counts is how you spend your money. For these corporations it’s all about the money. This is such a powerful voting tactic that there could come a day when citizens are penalized for not spending money on what they are selling. That would/will become the automatic funding for these corporations. If only you knew this when you had the power to affect them where it hurts, how you spend your money. Are you listening?