After a nearly two year hiatus, I’ve begun receiving regular donation solicitations again. Three came yesterday: A “census” questionnaire from the RNC, a form letter from the McCain campaign, the third from President Bush. The temptation is to just drop them into the trash with most everything else. But recalling the ‘mass’ phone bank firing* that took place just last year, I decided to resume scribbling slogans in the credit card information box like I did back in ’06.
It’s nothing profound or painstaking. To the RNC: When we build a wall, heavily fine employers taking advantage of subsidized labor, cut H2B visa issuances, drop the DVL altogether, and shift our legal residency grants toward EB-5s, my gifts will resume. Until then, not a dime.
To McCain: I’ll be voting for Baldwin. Save the postage expense for illegal immigration tuition subsidization and ER treatments.
To Bush: Open borders and furtive attempts at amnesty are wrecking the Republican party. I won’t throw good money after bad.
Eternal vigilance doesn’t have to make you sweat!
* From the Washington Times article:
“Last year, my solicitations totaled $164,000, and this year the way they were running for the first four months, they would total $100,000 by the end of 2007,” said one fired phone bank solicitor who asked not to be identified.
There has been a sharp decline in contributions from RNC phone solicitations, another fired staffer said, reporting that many former donors flatly refuse to give more money to the national party if Mr. Bush and the Senate Republicans insist on supporting what these angry contributors call “amnesty” for illegal aliens.
What do these phone bank staffers make? Is it a full-time, perennial job? With benefit costs, we’re probably talking at least $40,000 a year annually, in addition to equipment operation, maintenance, and housing, database building and maintaining, etc. Close to fifty cents on the dollar probably goes just to sustain this type of fundraising.