Most people I know are groaning about the state of the economy, and rightfully so. But like most of the generations before us, we simply take what we are fed and go on with our lives. But our history was not always so complacent. In fact, Americans once protested a tax so loudly that it was repealed. In 1766 the British Parliament repealed the Stamp Act on this very day. So wake up America and let your Senators and Congresspeople know that you are fed up and you're not going to take it any more. If you think they don't listen, think again. I have written and received replies from Florida Senator Mel Martinez, Senator Bill Nelson, and just today had an email from Congressmen Bill Posey which was well thought out and deserves praise from even a long time Democrat like myself. It was a rather lengthy reply but it concluded with:
"Lower taxes, not higher borrowing, spending, and debt, will put our economy back on track. I urge my colleagues to vote for lower taxes and against higher spending and debt.
Thank you again, Alan, for contacting me. It is an honor to serve you in Congress. If I may be of service to you in the future, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Member of Congress"
Also, today is the 172nd birthday of Grover Cleveland, the only President to serve two non-consecutive terms in office.