Monday, September 30, 2013

So Out Of Touch They Should Lose Their Job

To my son Tommy,

The politicians are at it again.  They are playing political brinkmanship and acting like a bunch of four year olds.  Actually that might be an insult to four year olds.  The government is going to shutdown because people didn't get their way and are taking their ball home.  The problem is they are so out of touch that they don't even realize it isn't their ball to take home in a childish tantrum.  The power of the purse was a gift entrusted to these politicians and now is being held hostage for personal gain and private interest and not being used to serve the greater good.  Each side is pointing fingers and blaming the other but I am done trying to figure out the complicated game of who is doing whose bidding.  The only responsible thing is to not vote for any incumbent in our Congress.  Each and every single one of them must lose their job in response to their inability to do their collective job.  It won't be fair for some who in good faith are trying their hardest, but it might be the only way to move on.  Unfortunately, voting them out of their job is the only recourse we have.  I don't think we could successfully sue them for at least the amount of their salaries due to their incompetence and breach of contract and failure to do anything but line their own pockets and play to their own power hungry political aspirations.  There probably are more appropriate punishments for their failures but the days of public execution by the guillotine disappeared with the French revolution.  Nope, all we can do is attempt to take back the power that we the people, that they were supposed to represent, gave to them.  Sad and pathetic times for democracy and the tune from a Les Miserables song keeps coming to my head...
"Do you hear the people sing?
Singing the song of angry men?
It is the music of a people
Who will not be slaves again!"
Sincerely with love from your dad,

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