anghara (anghara) wrote,
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Rare political rant at the close of the year

Dear Congresscritters who just upped and went home for the holidays
because, well, things were too hard.

Who told you that this job was a sinecure? Who told you that you were
exempt from putting in overtime at the office when that is required?

THIS IS NOT WHAT YOU WERE ELECTED FOR.

You were elected to put butt in hot seat and legislate. And GOVERN.
Seeing as you failed miserably at this I have a few things to suggest
about how the next year should go for you guys.

*1) EVERY SINGLE CONGRESSCRITTER WHO LEFT THE CAPITOL WITH WORK UNDONE
IS HEREBY CONSIDERED TO HAVE RESIGNED. *

Don't bother coming back here. New elections will be held in January.
Your salary is stopped forthwith, and your health insurance and your
golden parachute plans are canceled. You go back to where the rest of us
are, scrambling to pay for these out of your own wallet.

*2) YOUR PARTY AFFILIATION SOMETIMES BECOMES SO SECONDARY THAT IT IS
IRRELEVANT. *

First and foremost, you are AMERICANS, and only then Reps or Dems. If
you are incapable of getting this through your thick skulls, you should
run for local dogcatcher and not for legislature. Legislature is for ALL
of us, not just those who share your tiny little personal or party
agenda, and if you cannot compromise you cannot govern. That's the
bottom line.

*3) The salaries of every single politician in Washington is to be
slashed by a minimum of 30%.*

Actually, I would prefer 50%. You can ALL live on half of what you're
getting, quite comfortably, a vast majority of people in this country
are managing to do so on incomes that are 10% of yours. And frankly you
should be paid according to what you are worth, and right now you aren't
worth very much. You aren't DOING anything. We'd all love to be paid for
sitting around and posturing, and you are EVER so good at it, but you
are becoming the luxury this country cannot afford. Shape up or ship out.

Let's hope that those of you who do come back in a mind set more
conducive to running the country in a sane way, will figure out a way to
deal with the rest.

And by the way: The Pentagon doesn't need that much money. No, really,
it doesn't. Trust me on this. Start there.

GOD. this should not be rocket science. Anyone want to send me to
congress? I'd clean House...
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