Some days are great, others are not...but no matter what twists and turns I encounter, you can be sure I'm going to write about it!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Part 2

With a buyers market, and finding myself unable to buy a house due to my financial state of suck...I was enraged.

What do enraged people do when all they've seen in the news for the past six months are politicians due to a historic presidential campaign do?
They write their senator.

I hopped on Amy Klobuchar's website and found the "send Senator Klobuchar a message."

I wish I had saved my original message, but I was so infuriated at this point that it all seems like a blur. I remember making a point to come off as calm and literally intelligent so as to be taken seriously. I remember proofreading my message about a dozen time before clicking "send" and I also slightly recall using a few alcoholic beverages as my muse.

Almost immediately, my sent message provoked an automatic "thanks for submitting your message. Senator Klobuchar is very busy in Washington, and appreciates everything you have to say." AKA: Senator Klobuchar has assistants to deal with your petty drunk messages, so don't expect a return message.

(Again, this happened a half dozen (plus) weeks ago)

Much to my surprise, I received an email from Senator Klobuchar two days ago. MAYBE it was sent on behalf of her assistants, but I'm guessing it was from the actual Klobuchar.
Tell me what you think:
Dear Stacy:

Thank you for taking the time to write to my office about the importance of teaching our children financial education. Based on your letter, it is clear to me that you have thought about this issue at length. It is always helpful to hear people's ideas and our office will consider your views as we go forward. I appreciate that you shared your thoughts and concerns with me.

One of the most important parts of my job is listening to what the people of Minnesota have to say to me. I am here in our nation’s capital to do the public’s business and to serve the people of our state. With that in mind, please do not hesitate to contact me again about matters of concern to you.

Again, thank you so much for taking the time to write to me.Sincerely,

Amy Klobuchar
United States Senator



  1. I have lots of thoughts about this, but the other day I saw homes in West St Paul (where I grew up) that admittedly would need some work with time (they weren't in terrible shape though, just outdated), and they were foreclosures that are going for 70-80K, which evens out to about $500/month. Just a thought.

  2. My brother constantly looks at foreclosed homes. Have you checked into different programs for first time buyers?