Our congressional representative attempted to dab some whipping cream on what I wouldn’t call an economic sundae today. Ms. Capps made comments about growth and recovery spurred along by our government’s previous actions.

Now, when I was a child my great grandomother of strong Missouri stock would say a simple phrase, “show me.”  With that in mind, I have absolutely no idea from which planet Ms. Capps was speaking. Obviously not this one. I suppose if you spend enough time in a cacoon nurtured by staff and supporters, you begin to believe what is fed to you.

A pure cut way to really know how bad things are right now, may be to actually speak with your constituents. I am not talking about the ones who pay your way, or the ones with lawyers and lobbyists greasing your path. I am talking about getting down to the street level. Maybe a walk, not a drive, through your district’s industrial neighborhoods would be in order. Spend a couple of weeks canvasing as if you were trying to get elected.   Approaching your task with a perspective unique to us and our community rather than spewing talking points from the White House would be a great start.

Get mad Ms. Capps, get active. We need representation and not whatever this is you call governance. As a small business owner I can tell you first hand that absolutely nothing our congress has done or is proposing to do is working for this economy. So you have a choice; keep cashing your federal salary and play out your term, or get with it and shake things up. Please don’t blame it on the opposition, as these are times for new rules. These are times to make a name for yourself and help our little 805 area code any way you can. Show me.

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