HR 4646

I just received an email FWD from a dear relative of mine. It regards the introduction of HR4646, a hobby horse bill in the house. I normally hit DEL  (without reading the missive) when I get these things but this time it caught my attention with “This is true. Look it up on Snopes.” Well, I looked it up, and hit “Reply to All” with this email:

I DID look it up on Snopes. This is another case of “a grain of truth” and a “beach of reaction.”

Go read it on Snopes. Just put “HR 4646” in the search field on Snopes and read the ENTIRE entry. It’s certainly not worth the effort it takes to get everybody in an uproar over it. It wasn’t worth my time to look it up, and it’s not worth my time to respond with this email.

What’s worth my time is discussing legitimate issues, and bills that have a chance of coming to fruition – whether I agree with them or not. It’s sad that with so many important issues our country has to deal with, there are people out there who want to create confusion and panic by sending this unnerving email around to everybody. I guess it comes from the same people who want to keep tax breaks for the wealthy, so they can get richer, and let those of us with lesser incomes bear the burden of paying for the needs of the country.

(Good idea there at the bottom of the email, requesting that your name be removed when it’s forwarded. I wouldn’t want to take responsibility for my actions either, if I did something like this!)

BTW, MY name is Carl Williams