Political Poll – Do Not Re-elect Anyone

The results of the most recent USA Today/Gallup poll revealed that only 24% of those surveyed felt that most members of Congress deserve to be re-elected.

Interesting that the word “most” is included.

Despite splitting hairs on that point, the vast majority of Americans are furious with those elected to take care of business.

Alas, that is the problem.

Capitol Hill is not taking care of business. They are not taking care of anything other than themselves.

They can point fingers and name call with the best of them.

They cannot get a product.

The collective intelligence and effort of the White House, Senate and House were only able to arrive at a 50% (if that) solution on the “debt crisis” and spending free-for-all that exists (due to those very people).

The result of that farce “historic” agreement was a credit rating downgrade by S&P and a loss of 600+ points in the market.

Great job Washington DC!

And, to top that off, those very same people who are supposed to represent Main Street USA decided that their 4 week vacation was vastly more important that the FAA fiasco.

Those elected to “serve the people” decided to leave and cost the government an estimated one billion dollars (though it will probably end up a much larger figure) in revenue. That is truly astounding. Astonishing.

No matter what happens, members of Congress will still receive their overly generous pension, courtesy of the taxpayer.

Where is accountability?

All of the above was a long-winded way of finally asking this question: are the people who think ANY people currently on Capitol Hill deserve re-election citizens of this country?

It certainly does not seem that way.

America needs real leaders. America needs Statespeople. America does NOT need politicians.

Over For Now.

Main Street One

Capitol Hill Egos Dangerous to America

The egos residing at Capitol Hill, those same egos voted to hold office and act as representatives of Main Street USA, have proven to be dangerous to America.

The theater and dramatics surrounding the “historic” agreement to lift the debt ceiling have proven once again that for a person to be a part of the House, Senate or White House they must have a huge ego that does not concern itself with what is right for the people.

Their egos dictate to them that they must be right and others must be wrong and damn the consequences.

For a group of supposedly bright people to allow the “debt crisis” to roll to the 11th hour-plus, knowing full well for months that August 2, 2011, would come and go is all the proof needed to brand politicians as egotistical-to-the-extreme.

Witness, there is nothing at all historic about lifting the debt ceiling. That has been done time and again to ensure that future generations of politicians can spend freely, without regard to the damage created for future generations of Americans.

What is needed in Washington DC is not another huge ego, but a leader who leads by example. A person who can cut waste in his/her own sphere (i.e., cut foreign travel by members of Congress, cut their own salary, cut their office expenses dramatically, eliminate taxpayers footing the bill for members of Congress to visit home, etc.)

And during all the “savings” announced under the “historic” deal there has been absolutely no mention of doing away with earmarks. Cutting those pesky pieces of pork would save taxpayers between $300 and $400 billion in a decade and be an immediate expense reduction.

There is no doubt that Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, James Madison and the other Founding Fathers are disgusted at the actions (as well as inactions) by those elected officials who put themselves above the citizens of this great nation.

Capitol Hill has a short memory. Do they not remember that they are servants of the people?

Over For Now.

Main Street One