We blogged, Congress acted. Now that’s power!

Yesterday I posted a blog about the coming lapse of the NFIP (National Flood Insurance Program).  By the end of the day, Congress re-authorized the program for 1 year.  Am I taking the credit for getting Congress to act?  Yes I am.
That’s a little arrogant, Mr. Purves…
Mr. Purves, indeed!  When was the last time you blogged about a failure of Congress to act only to see them vote exactly the way you wanted within hours?  Hmmm?  That’s right.  The Power of the Blog.  You’ve heard the saying, “The blog is mightier than the hundreds of Representatives who actually had to go to the floor and cast a vote”, or something like that.  But who was it that pushed them out the door and onto the floor?  The Purves Insurance Blog, that’s who.
The Insurance Companies, their lobbyists, Congressional staffers, Industry Associations…
They all played their small, but insignificant part, I will confess.  And many of them had the gall to announce the program’s extension without crediting www.PurvesInsurance.com.  But I don’t blame them, they need to do something to show their dues-payers some kind of value.  I don’t charge a dime to read this Blog.  Can you compete with that, Mr. Industry Lobbyist?  Ms. National Association Grass-roots Organizer?  I’m not expecting an apology any time soon.
So today I will be evaluating what the topic of my next blog should be.  The Tax Code?  Immigration?  The Health Care System.  Whatever it is, I can assure you that Washington will be reading.
Purves Insurance is located in Davis, CA and is known in some circles as the Conscience of the Congress.