The snip above shows a survey on Congressman Rob Wittman‘s website. What does a yes or a no mean?
Do I support finding a solution for the illegal immigrants currently identified as DACA recipients? Sending them back to their native lands would be a solution, but I guess that is not what Wittman means by “a solution”. But what does he think is a solution? Amnesty? No wall? No reforms that replace the current system with one that is merit based. No reforms that make it easy and certain that illegal immigrants will be caught, punished and send back to their own countries? Should Wittman be telling me that that is what he supports?
Do I support providing cost-sharing subsidies to insurance companies to stabilize the Affordable Care Act individual market? Why does Wittman need to ask? Didn’t Republicans promise to repeal Obamacare?
Do I support reforming our nation’s broken entitlement programs? If Wittman thinks those entitlement programs are broken, what is the point of this question? Does he think I want him to waste more money?
Do I support spending more on our nation’s transportation infrastructure? Isn’t how he proposes to spend the money relevant? What transportation infrastructure? Are we talking about tolls and user fees? Is he proposing to continue making taxpayers in his district pay for infrastructure they never use? Are we going to get transportation infrastructure that the users want and are willing to pay for, or is Congress going to use more of our money to reward donors?
This survey is pointless. Our congressmen need to read the Constitution.
- The Federal Government is supposed to regulate immigration and defend our borders. Since Congress, not the President, decides who has the right to immigrate to this country, DACA was illegal from the get-go.
- Obamacare is not constitutional.
- Those entitlement programs are not constitutional.
- Transportation infrastructure is primarily a job for state and local governments.
Unfortunately, too many of our congressmen don’t care about the Constitution because too many of us don’t care. So our congressmen send us meaningless surveys. How are they going to learn anything from questions like these? Do they want to? Well, that’s another question.