HOW TO MAKE A CONGRESSMAN QUIT
Our representatives are holding town hall meetings during the August recess and getting their ears chewed off. They are shocked and appalled. "Those people are being mean to me". Their imperious delusions causes them to shout IT'S A CONSPIRACY! They are accustomed to showing up to mouth some drivel, do a little glad-handing and collect a few checks. The crowds are having none of their weak explanations, lack of knowledge and excuses for not reading rushed bills. They are used to the sweet life where they don't converse with the riff-raff. They only talk among themselves and lobbyists and feel like royalty in their insulated Washington, DC world. You couldn't blast them out of office.
How can we get some turnover of representation? In this age of easy teleconferencing, why should they be in Washington? Make them stay home and go to work everyday at an office in their district. They will be more convenient for constituents to show up to give them a piece of their mind and less to lobbyists and their goodies. A representative will feel like an employee. It won't be so glamorous. They won't feel inclined to stay for 40 - 50 years. They'll be glad to leave after just a few.
MALODOROUS HORDES GIVE THEM THE HEEBEE GEEBEES
Bloated pompous blow hards and skinny doofus senators look down on you. Need proof?
At the opening of the Capitol Visitor Center, which was originally to cost $71 million but came in at the typical government overrun price of over $600 million, Senate Majority leader Harry Reid had this to say:
"In the summer because of the heat and high humidity, you could literally smell the tourists coming into the Capitol."
Hey, Senator. They aren't tourists. They are constituents and your boss. How could he smell the visitors over the stench wafting out of Congress?
SOMETHING'S ROTTEN IN
Senators are shuddering and their skin is crawling. More and more visitors to the Senate office building are disregarding the SENATORS-ONLY sign on the elevator. Senators, the kings of DC, are actually having to share an elevator with the riff-raff. If it wasn't bad enough when they have to ride with the rabble in coach on an airplane.
LIKE IT OR LUMP IT
The current buzzword from politicians is CHANGE. Nancy Pelosi has finally gotten to show her vision for Changing America. She has created her own little microcosm of government meddling by decree. It is the new House of Representative cafeterias- a part of her "Greening of the Capitol" plan. Some call it "feel good crap".
They serve politically correct food nobody really wants at prices higher than they want to pay. Food that Nancy and her minions have deemed good for you purchased from the correct sort of suppliers. The decor is a shrine to the "renewable earth" with plenty of sloganeering to ram down your throat. You must recycle in the sorting bins complete with detailed instructions. They now have biodegradable flatware, but you have to use a teaspoon to slurp your soup because the ecofriendly supplier doesn't make soup spoons.
The spokesman for the chief administrative officer that oversees the cafeteria (he needs a spokesman?) responded to complaints in typical way of anything run by bureaucrats- "customers would have to change their behavior to accommodate the environmentally friendly products."
His response to complaints about the ecofriendly straws that melt in hot liquid: "Sip your coffee like a normal human being, we're trying to save the planet here."
We're trying to get accolades from people that don't eat here, who cares what the customers think.
I'M MAD AS HELL AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE IT ANYMORE
Why can't we have a simple tax system like the FLAT TAX or the FAIR TAX? We can't because it is not in the self-interest of over half of the SOB's in Congress needed to vote for it. Why?
POWER. They use the tax code to control you like a puppet. If you want to pay less taxes you have to jump through their hoops and spend money on things that they deem worthwhile.
FREE TRIPS and getting cut-in on lucrative deals. The main purpose of a lobbyist is to get sweet tax deals for whoever they represent. Fewer lobbyist means less goodies for them.
JOB OPPORTUNITIES. If there are fewer lobbyists then when they retire from Congress they won't be able to latch on to a lobbyist job and make millions.
We are held hostage so they can get rich and feel like royalty.
DON'T CALL ME A B!%$@
The Duchess of DC, Barbara Boxer, recently got testy with a general at senate hearing for extending military courtesy by addressing her as ma'am. She believes she should only be called senator because she worked so hard for the title. Hard work and accomplishment? It only proves she flim-flammed and hoodwinked enough California crackpots to get voted in and inflict her on us. She is an employee of the people.