I don’t normally sign petitions. Today it just seems like there are so many of them, you can’t help but wonder if they’ll have a positive affect – or come back to haunt you. The UND logo petition immediately comes to mind. (It’s not that I don’t think people had a right to their passion for the Sioux logo, I just failed to see how or why this would ever become a good use of taxpayer funds through the legislature.)
But, a petition was one of my first official emails after taking office last week. My first reaction was to dismiss it and move on, but after reading it further and then contacting the writers, decided this was something I could put my name to. It’s asking Congressman Berg to pass a Middle Class Tax Cut. Given that we’re about to fall off a financial cliff created through political drama and posturing, this doesn’t seem like an unrealistic request – and no doubt is something all of Congress should have been diligently working on for months.
So, with all this in mind, I decided to add my name to the petition. Whether it will help is uncertain. But in the end, if the message is received and heard – and if helps to lend credibility – all the better.
Have thoughts or concerns? Please let me know. In the meantime, lets keep our fingers crossed for a lovely Christmas gift in the form of an approved budget agreement.