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I hate Congress...

by gt281 (writer), State of Denial, July 29, 2013

Anyone that's recently had a Starbuck’s triple latte’, or dare I say, anyone "not in a coma," surely realizes that the current Congress is about as effectual as...

Anyone who has recently had a Starbuck’s triple latte’, or dare I say it, anyone who is not in a coma, surely realizes by now that the current Congress is about as effectual as a Rolex that has been flattened by a 20 ton steamroller.

I say Rolex because Rolexes are expensive as are our Congressional representatives. In a recent national survey only 10% of those polled said that they approved of the performance of Congress, the lowest approval rating ever recorded, with 100% of the respondents asking “is Congress in session?”

So with that in mind I offer this declarative…

Never in the course of this great nation have so few done so much harm by their political manipulations, lying, incompetency, and warrant disregard for the high standards of the job that the people elected them to, than Congress.

Their continued self-adoration of what is best for themselves, their district or their state rather than the greater good of the nation as a whole, has brought the very concept of a government of the people, for the people and by the people into question as to whether or not this, the greatest form of government yet conceived by mortal man, can survive.

Their continued backstabbing, political grandstanding, in-fighting, political favoritism and outright robbing of the nation’s treasury for personal gain, pet pork projects and the overwhelming influence of special interests and lobbyists with deep pockets has corrupted each and every member within the hallowed marble halls of Congress.

It is now time for the people to rise up and remove ALL that now sit in the seats of power.

Removing but a few would do no good, for a loud and clear message must be heard throughout the land, that the ways of the ‘ole boys club’ will no longer be tolerated and business as usual shall not mean making deals with a wink and a nod in the smoky back rooms.

Governing not for the greater good but rather for what they can gain, these self-styled Caesars must be vanquished so that this republic can start anew.

The founding fathers in their wisdom knew that fresh voices and fresh minds must continually be allowed to shine and be heard or the system would become merely a shadow of its potential and to this end they set term limits for those who would serve, they never intended for the people’s representatives to have lifetime employment at the peoples expense.

Congress in its ‘infinite wisdom’ has seen fit to set term limits on the President, in fear that the President would become too powerful, yet Congress is unwilling to live under the same restrictions of term limits.

While Congressional members dine on publicly paid for steak and lobster, prepared for them by the finest of chefs, the average American family eats left-over meat loaf and boiled potatoes, while Senators and Representatives trend the latest fashions in custom tailored suits, the American family scours through the plastic bins at thrift shops. While average Americans worry about where next month’s mortgage payment will come from, Congressional members buy mansions in gated communities, while families struggle with the option of taking a vacation or saving for their children’s college fund, our Representatives take ‘fact finding missions’ to far away exotic islands, paid for by corporations large and small and then write the expenses off in their tax reports. While Americans try to survive by working 50 weeks and more, Congress is in session only 20 weeks of the year.

When will the madness end?...

The Sons of Thomas Paine…

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By Coach Phatty on July 29, 2013 at 03:40 pm

Nice article. I definitely agree with you regarding Congress but it is not all of their fault either. While Congress may be Republican run, the Senate is also dominated by the Demorcrats. The result...a grid-locked government system which is a disgrace. They waste our money and use it for their own selfish wants. Our American government and officials are supposed to REPRESENT the people NOT do what THEY thing is good for us...regardless of what the peopleof the nation think.

It's about high time that they ALL get term limits, do what WE want them to do, and represent our nation the way that they are paid to do.

I could go on and on, but enough.

Good job my friend. Keep up the great work!

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By Caballero_69 on September 20, 2013 at 10:05 am

Congress surely deserves criticism. I cannot endorse term limits, however. It is the job of the people to limit congressional terms by responsible voting. For too long, we the people have been complicit in this cluster fuch. Let us remember, real sovereignty lies with the people. If we are derelict in our duty, the debacle that is congress today is the result.

Let us arise as informed, involved citizens and do our duty. Let us show discernment and vote out those who use their positions in congress for their own aggrandizement. Let us end divided government and insist on responsible governance.

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