I intentionally try to avoid political topics – Lord knows our nation is divided enough. From time to time, though I feel I need to point out the obvious.
If I contract with somebody to build a house for me, and after selling my existing home, I find that my new home is not only not complete, but barely started, what will I do? I don’t care if the electricians blame the plumbers. I don’t care if the plumbers all say it’s the carpenters’ fault. I hired a contractor to build me a house, and there’s no house.
If we send people to Congress, we likewise expect that they are going to do what we sent them to do. I don’t care if the Republicans blame the Democrats, the Democrats blame the Republicans. The Congress has not done their job.
People who don’t do their jobs should be fired.
Do we have a workable budget? No.
We’re sending money to countries that don’t even have a government while we’re making the employees of our government take time off without pay.
Except, of course, for Congress.
Therefore I suggest that we call Congress on the carpet and fire them. Every one of them.
Yes, I know your Congressman was able to get his/her district funding for [Insert your pet project here]. I don’t care, and neither should you if your project is at the expense of the nation as a whole.
We’re not a series of independent and competing congressional districts. We’re a nation. “One nation, under God, indivisible.”
Send an letter/e-mail/whatever to your senators and congressional representative and tell them that based on the performance of Congress as a whole, unless things change you’re going to vote against all incumbents at the federal level in hopes that the next Congress understands for whom they work, and what is expected.
Steve: Great post! david (KH2XM)
Thanks, David. Best 73, Steve
While I agree with you that Congress, as a whole body, is wildly incompetent these days, it seems that too many Congresspersons ran on platforms of obstructionism toward the whole – therefore we have what we have.