Ask Scott Brown to vote NO on Financial "Reform" Bill HR 4173
The Honorable Scott Brown
317 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington D.C. 20510
Dear Senator Brown:
Members of the Northborough Tea Party and other Tea Party groups in Massachusetts are very concerned that you might vote YES on the reconciled Financial “Reform” Bill. We recognize that your previous YES vote was made to facilitate the legislative process and move ahead. However, now that the final version has been created, we urge you to vote NO when it comes to the Senate floor.
It is particularly upsetting that the two individuals – Barney Frank and Christopher Dodd – who were largely responsible for the housing bubble and subsequent financial meltdown, were applauded as heroes for their roles in creating this onerous legislation.
Please recall that we supported you, campaigned for you, and elected you to the Senate because you convinced us that you believed in fiscal responsibility, smaller government, and Constitutional principles.
IF YOU TRULY BELIEVE IN THOSE VALUES YOU CANNOT, IN GOOD CONSCIENCE, SUPPORT THIS OUTRAGEOUS ATTEMPT TO NATIONALIZE THE FINANCIAL INDUSTRY.
1. The proposed Bill does not correct the problems with Fannie and Freddie, even though they were the root cause of the financial meltdown. This bill does the exact opposite.
2 . It greatly expands executive authority and reach.
3. It does not eliminate perpetual bail-outs at taxpayer expense.
4. It will (along with the previous unconstitutional interventions in the health care, auto and banking industries) fundamentally expand and change the role of Government vis-à-vis the private sector.
5. Plus the many other egregious items too numerous to enumerate here.
Senator Brown, after completing your “due diligence” of this unconstitutional Bill, including consultation with Senator Judd and Representative Ryan, we expect you to remain committed to the principles you espoused throughout your campaign. Please keep in mind that it was those principles, and your promises to uphold those principles, that motivated so many of us to send you to Washington. Sincerely,