A Letter to Congressman Isakson (R-GA)
Sent through Congressman Isakson's website:
In response to his comments on Congresswoman
McKinney in today's Washington
"Some lawmakers have a less charitable
view of McKinney's penchant for
publicity. Rep. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) said McKinney is simply
impress her constituents.
"She's demonstrated at home an ability
to win," he said, "and she's
demonstrated in Washington a total lack of responsibility in her
Dear Congressman Isakson (R-Georgia 6th):
I read your comment in the Washington Post
today regarding Congresswoman
McKinney's efforts to hold government accountable for performance.
On September 11, America experienced a horrible
failure of our national
security and intelligence infrastructure. Despite our investing
approximately $350 billion a year in what is supposed to be the
finest military and intelligence capacity, over 3,000 people died
world watched helpless to do a thing. An hour after the first
act of war,
the Pentagon could not protect its own headquarters. Shortly thereafter,
were asked to underwrite a $48 billion increase in the Pentagon's
the theory that more money would make us safe.
Congresswoman McKinney has asked that we
investigate whether the reports by
numerous mainstream press that we had been warned are true and
failed to help protect us. She has also asked why there is $2.3
missing at the Pentagon as confirmed by Secretary Rumsfeld in
Testimony before the Armed Services Committee of which Congresswoman
McKinney is a member.
Unlike Congresswoman McKinney, you believe
that we should pay and not
understand whether our money is put to proper use and gets the
Your constituents in Georgia, based on 1999
IRS Individual taxes for the
state of Georgia, pay $5,324 every year for ever man, woman and
that amount, based on the President's budget before the 9-11 increases,
$4,595, or approximately 85% went to the eleven agencies who based
Senator Thompson's report "Government on the Brink"
and Congressman Horn's
annual report card could not produce reliable financial systems
audits, as required. Of those eleven agencies, two (Department
and HUD) are missing over $3.3 trillion between fiscal 1998-2000.
Congresswoman McKinney is trying to make
sure that the citizens of Georgia
do not have to pay even more while they get even less.
What are you doing?
Catherine Austin Fitts
Former Assistant Secretary of Housing, First Bush Administration
Former Managing Director & Member of the Board, Dillon Read
& Co. Inc.