I think all of our politicians, every single one of them, need to be reminded of a few things. And in my opinion, the
best way to remind them would be to take a field trip. The first place I would take the collective misfits is to a homeless shelter to show them how a growing number of Americans are living. The second place I would take them is to the unemployment line to show them that there are countless Americans that do want to work, yet there are no jobs, so as soon as they are done in the unemployment line they will be back over to the homeless shelter or the food kitchen because they can’t afford to eat.
The third place I would take them is to a home for the elderly that have lost everything in the stock market and housing collapse. These people, most of which spent their whole life working and saving, now have nothing. Finally I would take this group of incapable, misfit politicians to the front lines of our war on terror to show them that there are Americans of every color and religious background, fighting side by side to keep America free. They are not there to die for political bickering, they are not there to die for your inabilities to come up with a budget (reference to the super-committee failure), and they are not there willing to die for your greed.
I am appalled and disappointed and embarrassed and horrified that the collective misfits of Washington have forgotten where they are and what they are there to do, and not do. I am sickened that their own money and power (their own self-interest) has become more important than “serving” their country, which is what “public service” is, serving your country. It is devastating that men and women are willing to put their lives on the line, leaving their families behind, to defend this country for minimal pay while the self righteous pigs in Washington are more concerned with protecting their power and fattening their wallets. And in the midst of all this, some amount of them finds time to be involved in sexual scandals…really? What’s in your pants is more important than men and women dying for their country? What’s in your pants is more important than doing your job?
If you can’t do your job effectively you get fired. This would include all those who could not come up with a budget.
Term limits on all politicians is a must.
Government needs to shrink enough to allow for “less hands in the cookie jar”, although some would argue that having all those hands in the cookie jar gives us the checks and balances we need, I believe smaller government would be more effective and efficient; and in a perfect world it would have more common sense.
A no party system would be fantastic, although I feel this will never happen. We get to hung up on labels and being able to put everyone into a pretty little category, that the real work cannot be done. It’s hard to go into a room if you have one label and the other person has the opposite label, and actually get work done; it impacts things whether you want to believe it or not.
I’m a huge supporter of firing people that aren’t doing their job, period.
I’m a supporter of banning lobbyists and capping the donation amount (to a far lesser amount, saw one person say $250) to people running for office.
All of the above babbling is not about blaming one side or the other, those of you that still feel the need to blame one party or one man for the problems we face, are sadly mistaken. These problems were created by Republicans and Democrats…the question now is, who has the balls to stand up and actually start doing work that fixes rather than adds to the current problems.