I am tired of an elected government that picks and chooses who and when and how it will implement the will of the people. As voters, we are led to believe that out votes matter. But more and more, it seems that the Congress acts with impunity, allowing people to carve out long and lucrative careers. It's time to let them go.
It is time to remove those Congressional representative that stand for their own padded pockets far more than the welfare of their constituents. It is time to hold them accountable for the actions that they take and the havoc that seems to ensue. They are cocky, they have power and they use it to bolster their own futures, not those of the voters.
For far too long, elected officials have ruled petty fiefdoms surrounded by yes-men and yes-women who insulate them from the real world. Indeed, many of these elected officials have never held jobs in the "real world". While I am not so naive as to think a dock worker has to be elected to represent dock workers, I do think that when one has different health care, different advantages and in turn is only told what they want to hear, they cannot give a true response in terms of votes on bills that have serious impact on the folks back home. It is time that they get a clue.
Case in point-this story
We are in the middle of an energy and economic crisis. Much of this is fueled by the stringent supply and bloated demand created by well meaning, but flawed programs that seem to believe oil is a migratory beast that can be tracked down. Oil has to be drilled where it exists. And right now, India, China and Cuba are drilling this same oil field that the Democrats on the subcommittee denied American oil companies. I get it about saving the beaches and the nastiness of tar,etc., but isn't it time that we get down to brass tacks? Corn based ethanol has been a wash. It's expensive creation and it's use of food products has only resulted in lowered fuel efficiency and higher food prices. Just another in a series of booboo's created by well-meaning idiots at Congressional levels. Instead of using the abundant resources on our own land, we are being held hostage by foreign countries who do not have our best interests at heart. This is just one of a series of expensive and draconian fixes perpetrated upon the American Public by this entrenched careerists. It's time to let them go.