First, my letter to Jon Cornyn, and his response:
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U.S. Senator John Cornyn
Dear Mr. Cornyn,
It was the most important vote of your career and you failed to adhere to any conservative principles whatsoever. You have betrayed your constituents who voted for limited and responsible government for a short term fix. You and your colleagues in the Senate are addicted to spending taxpayer money with little regard for our input. I have voted for the GOP all my life but I will vote for Mr. Noriega in protest this November.
Jon Cornyn is up for re-election this year. Rick Noriega is running against him. Here is Noriega’s take on the bailout.
For a bailout of this magnitude to be successful, it needs real accountability. There are virtually no limits on what the Treasury can do with this money and there are insufficient checks on the Secretary of the Treasury. At this point, I am not confident that the Bush administration can manage anything competently, much less a $700 billion blank check.
He won’t be any worse than Cornyn, with his sad betrayal of all things constitutional.