On December 16, 1773, we Americans protested Taxation Without Representation. On April 15, 2009, it is time to protest Taxation Without Deliberation.  The massive spending and enormous debt we are placing on our children’s shoulders will bankrupt them and this country.  We have the responsibly to stop and deliberate before the weight on our sluggish economy stops it in it’s tracks.


To the Editor:
On December 16, 1773, we Americans protested Taxation Without Representation. On April 15, 2009, it is time to protest Taxation Without Deliberation.  The massive spending and enormous debt we are placing on our children’s shoulders will bankrupt them and this country.  We have the responsibly to stop and deliberate before the weight on our sluggish economy stops it in it’s tracks.
Regardless of who you voted for on November 4th you wanted someone who would represent you.  You voted for someone you thought would have your best interest at heart.  Is that the same someone who willingly votes for trillions of dollars of stimulus and extending budgets without even reading them?  How can you know what is in a Bill if you have not read it?
Everyone should have the opportunity to offer our Representative Government solutions to current and future fiscal problems. We demand deliberation and the opportunity to stop those who are legislating the destruction of our economy, as we know it, and reducing us from a superpower to a poor socialist want-to-be.
It is time to tell our elected Federal Government that it is NOT OK to vote yes on legislation that is designed to devastate jobs, reduce wages, eliminate health care, remove choices, and increase taxes on every working person starting with the first dollar you earn. 
We have the right to insist on deliberation!  We have the right to require of politicians that they read and discuss legislation before they vote to stop surprises!
Our Founding Father’s fought and died in a Revolution to give us this right. 
On Wednesday, April 15th, at 12 noon on the Courthouse lawn it is your turn to let the politicians in D.C. know what you think.
(Signed)
Jennifer Fountain, Honesdale, Pa.