Dear Leader Pelosi,
After reading about House Minority Whip Steny Hoyers' outburst over my "Overhauling Washington" plan, I wonder if his obstructionism reflects your own opposition a
nd that of the Democratic Caucus to urgent reforms the American public so vehemently demand. After increasing the debt by $4 trillion in less than three years, no one can truly believe that Americans are satisfied with business as usual, and that a permanent political class in Washington can get us out of the mess you and your colleagues have created.
A part-time Congress with half the pay would still make $38,000 a year more than the average American Family. Do you truly oppose lawmakers spending more time in their districts? Is it so important for the Washington power brokers to build their fiefdoms of influence, including providing bailouts to Wall Street while businesses on Main Street are being boarded up every day?
Let me conclude with an invitation: I am in Washington Monday and would love to engage you in a public debate about my Overhaul Washington plan versus the congressional status quo.
I think it would be a tremendous service to the American public to see a public airing of those differences. Let the people decide.
If Monday doesn't work, perhaps we could find a time in Iowa over the course of the next month to discuss these issues in front of the people of America's heartland.
Should you choose not to respond or engage in such a healthy discussion, I will take it to mean you will continue your obstructionist ways in the face of much needed Washington reform.
Governor of Texas
Does Rick Perry even know that Nancy Pelois is not running for the presidency? For that matter, has anyone told Rick Perry that Nancy Pelosi is now the MINORITY leader in the house? Perhaps Mr. Perry should be giving John Boehner a call and ask HIM for a public debate? After all, Boehner has been in charge of the House almost a year now, and is one of those "insiders" to which Perry is referring. And for that matter, has anyone ever told Rick Perry that a president can't just wave a wand and make sweeping changes to the structure of Congress by executive order? Or does he confuse a president with a king? With Rick Perry, it's difficult to tell, because his appalling level of stupidity indicates that he clearly slept through civics class.