The codes of standards and ethical conduct that govern the United States' House of Representatives require that people who sign up for email communication with Congressman are residents of the Congressional District. In order to ensure that you are a constituent, please be sure to fill in all of the required fields so that we can process your email to Congressman and respond expeditiously. Your email address shall be kept private and will not be disclosed nor sold. (as seen on Congressional members web site homepage/s)
This, was an outright gift to "K-Street" ( lobbyist and power brokers); who were apparently unpleased about having to compete for the attention of the Members of Congress (MOC). As the truth of the Credit Default Swap (CDS) and Collateralized Debt Obligation (CDO) markets began to materialize in the Fall of 2008, MOC's were inundated with communications from every corner of the nation. As a lobbyist I need the MOC to stay focused on "my agenda" and I'll tell ya', it got a little tough.
Imagine; your a lobbyist, spending time and money, working diligently to convince Congress to enact legislation on behalf of Corporate America. Your used to having unfettered access to and providing the MOC with "crisis control" when a "hiccup" from "the people" becomes a "cough"; just like the good family Dr. dispensed syrups and elixirs when they used to make house calls.
And life is good; we get what we need for our clients in Corporate America and the MOC receive assistance from our network of contacts. We think the American people have it pretty good too; we are able to throw them a bone now and again, especially when we hear "barking"; but this recent "snarling" and "all day-all night "howling" just became such a nuisance that we had to do something about it; thank goodness we did.
You see; in the autumn, we lobbyist lost the attention of the MOC's and almost lost control; yep, for a week or so it looked like we almost had a mutiny on The Hill. It was like this; when the financial news about the 'toxic financial debts" (CDC's and CDO's) became apparent to the American people, constituents were not only lobbying their own MOC's,, they also lobbied key members and members of committees to prevent them from acquiescing to our wishes.
As a result, constituents are now prohibited from interacting directly with MOC's through the modern, powerful and effective Internet.. Active and motivated citizen's from around the nation spoke loud and clear but thankfully, they were still outnumbered and muted by our efforts. Heck, we worked overtime and double shifts to regain the attention of MOC's, it wasn't easy to do; we needed some extra cooperation from the MOC. And they gave it to us!
Why you may ask? Well this outcry from the masses was a hardship and our mission was compromised. Imagine, you work hard over the years to develop a relationship with a MOC and now all of a sudden the MOC wants to start listening to their constituents; it is quite bothersome and we will not have it. And let's face it; it becomes very stressful on the MOC's to concentrate on the "task at hand' when they are busy trying to respond to their constituents, isn't it?
Thank goodness for the codes of standards and ethical conduct that govern the United States' House of Representatives, who really wants a constituent from TX communicating with a MOC from AK, you can see what a waste of time that is I'm sure.
I am very relieved and proud of the MOC's for taking advantage of codes of standards and ethical conduct that govern the United States' House of Representatives and for posting it onto their homepages; now I can get back to business as usual without working so hard.
God Bless America!
Editorial Satire written by In the Vein.
Is this the Final Straw? The hypocrisy and an assault on Liberty has morphed into outright disregard for the average citizen. Jefferson and Franklin must be puking and Adams is growing hair so he can pull it out again.