A letter written by a Texas schoolteacher to President Obama got a surprising handwritten reply from the president himself. This is in regards to the controversial health care law that gathered different responses from the nation.
“This bill has caused such a divisive, dirisive [sic], and toxic environment … The reality is that any citizen that disagrees with your administration is targeted and ridiculed. I hesitated to write for fear of some kind of retribution. I watched you make fun of tea baggers and your press secretary make fun of Ms. Palin which was especially beneath the dignity of the White House,” fifth-grade schoolteacher Thomas J. Ritter’s letter states.
Up for Auction
For any other politician, critics are everywhere, especially nowadays that the power of the Internet is bigger than ever. Although this isn’t the first time that the president replied to letters personally, this shows the president wants to stay out of the “bubble” that protects public figures.
Ritter, however, put the letter up for auction with a minimum bid of $24,000. “I am selling the letter because I am just so disappointed, and this ObamaCare bill is wrong.”
“The president told me what he thought I wanted to hear. The letter is just words on a paper. It doesn’t mean anything to me because Obama doesn’t mean any of it,” Ritter added.