I wrote an email to the Senator Diane Feinstein about Obamacare and the mess it has made of my once wonderful health insurance. Her initial email responding to my concerns said she couldn’t respond because Republicans had shut down the government. So she had no staff to write emails for her. Her staff has been back for weeks now and should have had plenty of time to craft a response to my concerns. Their carefully considered kiss-my-ass response is as follows:
Thank you for taking the time to write and share your views with me. Your comments will help me continue to represent you and other Californians to the best of my ability. Be assured that I will keep your views in mind as the Senate considers legislation on this or similar issues.If you would like additional information about my work in the U.S. Senate, I invite you to visit my website, http://boxer.senate.gov. From this site, you can send a message to me about current events or pending legislation, access my statements and press releases, request copies of legislation and government reports, and receive detailed information about the many services that I am privileged to provide for my constituents. You may also wish to visit http://thomas.loc.gov to track current and past federal legislation.Again, thank you for sharing your thoughts with me. I appreciate hearing from you.
Diane Feinstein’s response-to-friend auto-responder is so generic that it can’t even pick up my name. That response could be sent out for any email on any issue by an autoresponder without staff present.
The good thing about Feinstein’s response is that by ignoring the topic of my email altogether it helps her avoid saying ANYTHING. She avoids the direct screw you, believe the lies you jackass response that I got from Doris Matsui’s office restating the Democratic talking points about being able to keep my healthcare.
Feinstein’s say-nothing approach also doesn’t say stupid and ignorant things like NBC’s Peter Alexander that this just isn’t happening to people with employer-provided health care. Misinformation that the President repeated even today when he said that cancelled policies only impact 5% of the people and they’re all individually insured people.
All this refusal to even address these serious issues makes me VERY nervous about the “representative” government I am supposed to be living in. The California Senators and my Congressperson are supposed to represent me and I feel nothing but well-taxed.
I don’t think any of my elected representatives or the media give a damn about what has been done to my health care insurance.
Isn’t it ironic that Feinstein’s last sentence says that, “I appreciate hearing from you”? I don’t think she heard anything from me, and if she did, I don’t know what the hell it was.