Rep. Ken Calvert can be reached by email here.

Dear Ken,

You have served California’s 42nd congressional district as well as the 44th and 43rd since 1993. Thank you for your two-plus decades in office and I hope you relish your remaining months as an elected official, because I personally, along with my family, friends and neighbors, will see to it that you are never elected to represent the public again.

Today you voted to roll back the Affordable Care Act in favor of Trump Care, a half-baked bill that will cause tens of millions of Americans to lose health coverage or have to pay far higher insurance costs while at the same time weakening the fiscal stability of Medicare.

I would like to personally thank you and the 216 other GOP reps in the House who voted for corporations, for greed, for an authoritarian state that has surrendered any illusion of governance on behalf of the people today — you have made my job as a voter so clear, so easy. You have showed me beyond any reasonable doubt that the $174,000/year plus benefits I pay for you to represent me is simply wasted. Nothing, and nobody — meaning nobody in your seat — would be a better alternative.

You voted for an unvetted healthcare solution that gives $600 billion in tax cuts to corporations and an additional $2.8 billion in breaks for America’s 400 richest families while the sick, the poor, the elderly and the children suffer. Whether it passes the Senate or no, you have directly voted against the interest of your constituents, singling out children and the elderly.

You have pointed your finger directly at a segment of the population that already struggles mightily and dashed any semblance of hope to lead healthy, productive lives.

I’m not sure what your strategy is, whether you’re greedy, ignorant, stupid or just plain evil but whatever it is your feckless abandonment of those you represent will not be forgotten.


Tens of millions of lives will be denigrated and/or lost because of your actions. Women, all women — more than half the population of your district — are now defined as being born with a congenital defect. Those who have been raped, have suffered from postpartum depression, had a cesarean section or who have survived domestic violence are all classified as having had a preexisting condition. Your vote will even make it possible for insurance companies to deny coverage for gynecological services and mammograms.

…Might as well put that Cialis scrip on hold because that stance isn’t going to get you a lot of action on Our Time.

I must say, I cannot wait till you go back to being a restaurant manager again where the decisions you make involve refills and burned toast, and you scramble for your own health coverage.

Even knowing your inevitable fate of irrelevance, your career suicide in this case is only small solace.

Your website says you are Protestant and I hope you hold true to your faith and spend the rest of your days preparing an explanation for your maker to justify why you literally went against every tenet of the Bible. Instead of helping your fellow man and loving your brother, you stepped on his neck for untold personal gain.

May he judge you with equanimity and may your eternal fate match the deeds you have done here.



P.S. – Great job exempting yourself from this shit sandwich you’re shoving down the collective throats of your citizenry.