Thursday, February 22, 2018

Say hello to my little friend

Thursday Thrashing Letter #5.

The rage is getting hotter.

The letters are getting longer.

So I'll make the intro's shorter.


Senator Marco Rubio
284 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Dear Senator,

About a month ago, I assigned myself the task of handwriting a personal letter to each of the Republican Senators, who history will record as this century's Vichy enablers to a rising Fascist regime.

That may sound hyperbolic (sorry for using multi-syllabic words) but considering the nepotism, the corruption, the lying, the treasonous dealings with a foreign adversary and the narcissism gone wild, I don't think it is.

Choosing you for this week's letter was frankly a no-brainer.

I want to call you names.
I want to belittle you, if that's possible.
I want to stick my nose two inches away from yours and scream, "FUCK YOU!!!"

But I decided the better way was to speak the only language US Republican Senators seem to respect -- money.

Last week, 17 Floridians, your constituents, were mowed down by a white MAGA cap-wearing murderer with an AR-15, the same kind of assault rifle that the Florida State House Republicans, your colleagues in crime, refused to ban. Or even debate.

Almost all of those killed were students, meaning they had the rest of their lives in front of them. So let's do a little speculative Math, shall we Marco?

Let's say the average age of each victim was 15 years old.
Let's also assume that each of these bright, healthy promising 15 year old kids would have lived to 80.

80 - 15 = 65 years.

These dead students and teachers were robbed of 65 years of life. Or, as Republicans like to think of it, revenue earning potential.

For the sake of this revolting argument, let's say some of those kids would have gone on to become doctors, lawyers, Wall Street brokers as well as a healthy mix of teachers, fireman and office janitors.

So let's assume the average yearly income of these kids -- let's remind ourselves they were kids -- would have been a modest $100,000 a year.

Now comes the interesting part, by which I mean the disgusting part:

17 victims
65 years of earning potential
1105 years of lost earnings

We're not done, Liddle Marco.

1105 Y.E.P.


$100,000 average salary (and this number could easily be doubled)

That's $110,500,000 of accumulative wealth that was not earned, that was not added to our oh-so-precious GDP, that was not tallied in the Republican effort to Make America Great Again.

Over the course of your worthless career, you've accepted $3,303,355 from the NRA.

If you'll permit me one last calculation, if we disregard the heartache, the humanity and the unspeakable loss of life that clearly means nothing to you and your NRA cohorts, that means you've cost us, Floridians and the US taxpayer, roughly $107 million dollars.

So you're not only a poor excuse for a human being, you're an incompetent financially conscious Republican.

OK, now I'll say it, "FUCK YOU!!!"

Best regards,

Rich Siegel
Culver city, CA 90232

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