For the love of God, let's try something different.
If I had one wish from Barbara Eden popping out of a magic lamp I would dismiss everybody in the House of Representatives and the Senate in Washington DC. Well, I might want a second wish...like a million dollars walking around money. (Bet you thought I was going to say something different.) Seriously folks, we need to start voting them all out their cushy retirement homes, starting in 2018, regardless of party, gender, race, state…no exceptions! Congress is purposely incompetent and hopelessly gridlocked. It’s long past time to reminded them they work for us.
As I write this editorial today, Congress is meeting to discuss Russia’s involvement in the last election. Why? What do you think is going to come from these meetings? What are they really going to do to Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton or even Vladimir Putin if they do uncover anything? I’ll tell you exactly what they will do…nothing. Do you think they will un-elect Trump regardless of how many temper tantrums Schumer throws while he is out to dinner in New York? Throw Hillary in the pokey…experts like Trey Gowdy have tried! They may puff their chests and ceremoniously throw a couple more sanctions at Russia, that will be ignored by China, Syria, and Iran…along with a couple of other countries we think are on our side when we throw money at them. What does Putin care, he is worth $70 billion – yes, you read that right. Perhaps the time to look at that issue is before the 2020 election after they have had time to look into the matter a little more deeply. You know, set priorities that are not on NBC's news cycle.
While this circus is going on, a small sample of what is not getting done that might be of a little more importance to us, the American people, particularly since Congress is about to go on spring break:
Due to gridlock, we also have other issues going on in this country that really need to be sorted out, such as:
And, because they have been in Congress for so long, they wield their power to keep the rest of the baboons in place. (If you look it up to see what a group of baboons is called, you will find the proper word is “congress.” I did not make that up.) Once there, Congressman congregate into these little clique’s, like the Freedom Fighters who torpedoed the Healthcare argument last week, thus wasting everybody’s time as nothing else got done, other than keeping the media busy and hysterical. Or there is the Congressional Black Caucus who evidently was formed to represent only 12% of the population. Whites need not apply, as Steve Cohen of Tennessee found out in 2006. And there is the Democratic Hispanic Congressional Office, not to be outdone by the Republican Congressional Hispanic Conference or the Women’s Congressional Policy Institute or the Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issue’s. In the immortal words of Vince Lombardi, “what the hell is going on around here?” Aren’t we all Americans and supposed to be represented equally?
Additionally, Congress makes laws for us, the great unwashed, that don’t apply to them. Healthcare and fat pensions are examples. They avoid term limit laws like a baby with a full diaper. They take their little alligator arms to dine regularly with lobbyists trying to persuade your favorite Congressman to jump in the lobbyist ample pocket. They vote on their own salaries. The average net worth is over $425,000, although many are worth well into the tens of million dollars, the richest at a cool $240 million. They travel on government jets, usually at taxpayer expense, to their multi-million dollar homes, or even abroad on junkets. If it were up to me they would be flying on Southwest sitting in the middle seat in order to listen to the people around them.
They exist on our dime, and we let it happen.
They work for us, people!
We can control them through the ballot box.