December 14, 2007

Dear Senator Levin

How dare you, how dare you vote yes on the energy bill that is going to cost automakers billions of dollars to meet and say you support Michigan.

Levin voted for the bill but said he regretted dropping the tax provisions "since many of these are important to continued development of biofuel and to development and commercialization of many advanced and renewable technologies."

You have failed Michigan, you have failed the automakers and you have failed the residents.

I hope you enjoy your job, your cushy office, your perks because your vote yes on the energy bill just put residents of Michigan out of a job. Because the only way the automakers are going to be able to meet those kind of costs will be to lay-off more workers.

Do you really know what it's like to go to work everyday, to work in a job that you are over-qualified for and severly underpaid but HAD to take because you were laid-off for 5 months from your previous job because they had to cut people to stay alive.

You have no idea what it is like to go to work everyday hoping you won't be laid-off again because the auto industry is doing so poorly that they are cutting people monthly to stay alive?

Do you have any idea what it's like to earn only $300 a week on unemployment? Do you know what that does to a person's self-esteem?

Do you have any idea what it's like to be an highly educated Engineer with 15 years of experience being turned down for jobs because employeers are only hiring cheap Engineers instead of Engineers with experience. Yes, Employeers are forgoing experience for cheap salaries.

How dare you.

Michigan residents will remember this so maybe you will feel what it's like to fear for your job come next election.

Posted by Quality Weenie at December 14, 2007 10:02 AM | TrackBack