Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Super Committee - Super Fail!

Only in the US Congress can a group of people produce so little, fail so much, and call it a career. Washington DC is full of career politicians that get paid quite well, both in salary and let's not forget all those benefits. Anyone else in any other line of work with this performance record would be called "unemployed." It's not just Congress. Our President has enjoyed pointing the finger of blame backward in time and over to Capitol Hill. The fact that most politicians appear comfortable with being paid to do nothing tells me more than I truly care to know about the depth to which our country has sunk! These members of this Super Committee had done nothing else but meet together, well, probably had dozens of lunches with lobbyists, maybe a spa day or two, and who knows how many wines and dines, and then to simply walk away and say, "We failed, it's time for a holiday!" I realize we can't really make them stay and do something, and actually when they are on holiday or vacation, at least they are saving us the light bill, but this is outrageous. It almost seems that our current politicians are actually getting along and aiming for the same goal. It really does seem that they are all in agreement in their refusal to represent "we the people." To be honest, I don't think a new round of politicians would make any difference, and I certainly don't want them scaled back to part time. A part time legislative branch would mean less resistance for the executive branch and I don't see that as a good thing any time soon. With the choices we have going in, I'm really developing the attitude that perhaps we're better off with them doing nothing. If only America's politicians were the true public servants they profess to be. They'd be doing this for the good of the country, not their own selfish plans or the agenda of their big money contributors. If Congress people would simply serve their terms and have real jobs to go home to; they could keep right on doing what they are doing now and we could pay them what they are actually worth while they are in Washington. That would reduce government spending. . . .but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn. a Proverb of Holy Scripture
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