Rep. Doug LaMalfa can be reached by email here.
You have served the California’s 1st congressional since 2013 as well as the state assembly for a few years prior to that. During your short political career you have constantly tried to deny the poor, the destitute, the elderly, or minorities including the LGBTQ community, their basic human rights to social services in an effort to “shrink big government.” And yet, you, as owner and manager of the Dsl Lamalfa Family Partnership, have since 1995 taken payments totaling $5,132,156 in federal commodity subsidies.
So millions of dollars in free money from the government is OK…as long as it ends up directly in your pocket.
I do 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.
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’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.
Along with the health care transition, you oppose public transportation, defy (and decry) science and opposed a bill that would enable California public schools to teach history of gays and lesbians and you even reached out to the federal government and your party’s president, Donald Trump, during the Oroville Dam crisis …and got nowhere.
So much for all your hard work sucking up to an authoritarian.
P.S. – Great job exempting yourself from this shit sandwich you’re shoving down the collective throats of your citizenry.