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Sunday, July 31, 2011

A Letter to Marsha Blackburn, R-TN.

I was very saddened to see that your name was not among the NO votes on the Boehner bill in congress. It looks like once again the Republicans have sold us out and COMPROMISED with the Democrats. I don't see how you could really believe that 1 trillion dollars of "cuts" OVER THE NEXT 10 YEARS is really going to happen or make any difference. With the federal government growing at about 7.5 percent per year under "base line budgeting" how could any thinking person believe that the Boehner bill will really result in anything effective?

You should have voted NO. No, the debt ceiling should not be raised. I do not believe the scare tactics of default. By refusing to raise the debt ceiling, the government would be forced to live within its means. I would have much preferred to see the congress propose the idea of Senator Jim Demint  and freeze spending at 2007 levels. We did just fine in 2007. There is no reason why we couldn't do fine with 2007 spending levels now.

I have always supported you in the past, but no more. It appears you have decided to go the way of the establishment Republicans rather than make the hard and painful choices it is going to take to save us from economic Armageddon.

It is my hope that in 2012 you have a true conservative primary challenger. Whoever that may be will get my vote.

Thomas M. Hamilton MD.


  1. Did you email this to her? You can do so at her website.

    Right Truth

  2. I did indeed email it to her.

  3. Marsha Blackburn Voted FOR:
    Omnibus Appropriations, Special Education, Global AIDS Initiative, Job Training, Unemployment Benefits, Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations, Agriculture Appropriations, FY2004 Foreign Operations Appropriations, U.S.-Singapore Trade, U.S.-Chile Trade, Supplemental Spending for Iraq & Afghanistan, Flood Insurance Reauthorization , Prescription Drug Benefit, Child Nutrition Programs, Surface Transportation, Job Training and Worker Services, Agriculture Appropriations, Foreign Aid, Debt Limit Increase, Fiscal 2005 Omnibus Appropriations, Vocational/Technical Training, Supplemental Appropriations, UN “Reforms.” Patriot Act Reauthorization, CAFTA, Katrina Hurricane-relief Appropriations, Head Start Funding, Line-item Rescission, Oman Trade Agreement, Military Tribunals, Electronic Surveillance, Head Start Funding, COPS Funding, Funding the REAL ID Act (National ID), Foreign Intelligence Surveillance, Thought Crimes “Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act, Peru Free Trade Agreement, Economic Stimulus, Farm Bill (Veto Override), Warrantless Searches, Employee Verification Program, Body Imaging Screening, Patriot Act extension.

    Marsha Blackburn Voted AGAINST:
    Ban on UN Contributions, eliminate Millennium Challenge Account, WTO Withdrawal, UN Dues Decrease, Defunding the NAIS, Iran Military Operations defunding Iraq Troop Withdrawal, congress authorization of Iran Military Operations, Withdrawing U.S. Soldiers from Afghanistan.

    Marsha Blackburn is my Congressman.
    See her “blatantly unconstitutional” votes at :

  4. You think the Republicans sold us out. They are always about selling out the middle class, so what's new? What is surprising and disappointing is that President Obama sold us out too. Only people who are going to pay for this trillion dollar cut is us. I paid $30K in income tax last year, GE paid ZERO, and Exxon still wants their oil subsidies. Of course, those are Marsha's buddies. She and others of her ilk are only concerned about their "no new taxes" pledge to Grover Norquist. The rest of us everyday hard-working Americans can go to hell.

  5. Wait until the new law cuts Medicare payments to Thomas M. Hamilton, MD. Then he will be singing a different tune.