Rep. Darrell Issa can be reached by email here.
Let’s just put it out there. We know you’re rich as f*ck and you probably think playing congressman is just a fun aside and a way to be above the law.
Well, that’s about to come to an end.
Since 2001, you have represented the 48th district in northern San Diego/southern Orange County. Last November’s election, you barely kept your seat, winning re-election by fewer than 1,650 votes.
You made your money selling aftermarket car alarms in early ‘90s. Which is totally ironic because shortly before you were discharged from the Army in 1980 you were indicted for grand theft auto. Lemons into millions, I guess.
Turns out, that awful gimmick grew into an almost half-a-billion-dollar fortune for you. Oye.
Besides helping to noise-pollute every low-income neighborhood in the U.S., you have been called out, consistently, by advocacy groups and have had complaints filed against you with the Office of Congressional Ethics, alleging you have repeatedly used your public office for personal financial gain.
And now you voted for a huge tax cut …for you…in the form of of health care bill. Nice work.
I personally, along with my family, friends and neighbors, will see to it that you are never elected to represent the public again.
This week, 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 are 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.
You voted against a directive for the House to request 10 years of Trump’s tax returns, you walked back a request for a special prosecutor to look into the president’s ties to Russia and you reject basic science and that community’s consensus on climate change.
In short, you are as awful and annoying as the car alarms you sell and I will do everything in my power to see that you go away like that fad did.
P.S. – Great job exempting yourself from this shit sandwich you’re shoving down the collective throats of your citizenry.