Rep. Conaway left another message on my answering machine. He said it was a 45 second constituent survey. I looked at his website. Using the word survey is rather charitable. Mike uses questions to push his political views. It's not close to being an impartial survey of problems citizens face.
CURRENTLY, I FEEL LIBERALS IN DC WANT TO PLACE A TAX ON OIL, GAS, ELECTRICITY, COAL PROPANE AND OTHER TRADITIONAL FUELS WE USE TO RUN OUR CARS, HEAT OUR HOMES AND RUN THE EQUIPMENT AND MACHINERY WE USE AT WORK. STUDIES ESTIMATE THAT THESE TAXES WILL COST YOU BETWEEN $1100 AND $3000 PER YEAR. I DO NOT SUPPORT THESE TAXES. DO YOU BELIEVE THESE TAXES WILL HURT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY?
Where was Mike when oil was over $140 a barrel? What was the annual "tax hike", using President Bush's words, from increased gas prices?
Mike's "survey" has confusing language:
DO YOU NOT HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE BECAUSE YOU DON’T FEEL IT’S VERY IMPORTANT?
Remember, you only have 45 seconds. Conaway's robo call was not a survey. It was as welcome as a car warranty telemarketer. Can't Congress do something about it?