What are we payin’ these guys for?

If you were paying me, oh, say…$175,000 a year, what would you expect for your money? Would you expect me to show up to work? Do my job? Maybe deal with more than one problem at a time? Ya think?! 

Let’s consider Congress. According to the NYTimes bestsellers by Dick Morris and his wife, in a GOOD week, Senators and Representatives spend about one day or so on the floor, debating and voting on things, and perhaps another day in a committee or subcommittee hearing. That’s it. And for at least six months of their term, they’re out, schlepping for votes, to get RE-elected. Not exactly a great return on our investment.

Now we come to a genuine crisis, albeit one that our esteemed members themselves helped create. According to Senate majority leader Reid, the idea of Messrs. McCain, Obama, and Biden coming back to Washington to help negotiate a bailout deal, was “unhelpful.” 

God, I hate politics.

Here’s the deal, Harry. If you’re gonna suck on the public teat, the least you clowns could do is to show up for work. I’d support passage of a law that would force any public official to resign from their current possition, when running for a different job. In the case of the Presidency, they could wait until they get their party’s nomination. At the VERY least, they should have to take a leave of absense, and allow their state’s governor to temporarily fill the position. (Governors typically have Lieutenant Governors to take over. Senators – not so much.)

If the rest of the country is like me, you’re gonna see some incumbent bloodshed come November. It’s not just a philosophical difference between the parties anymore. It seems to be a universal desire to screw the other party to the fence, and do whatever is necessary – at whatever cost – in order to make the other guys look bad. 

I’m mad as Hell and I’m not gonna take it any more. 

Appologies to Paddy Chaevsky, Peter Finch & Co., but this has gone on long enough. If we can’t have term limits by law, it’s time to throw these clowns out on their ear. At the very least, we can get some NEW clowns that will take a while to learn how to steal, cheat, and hate their neighbors across the aisle. As such, I have a couple of slogans I’d like to pitch. I think they are sentiments a LOT of the country can get behind:

NONE OF THE ABOVE!

RE-ELECT NO ONE!

JUST SAY “NO” TO INCUMBENCY!

FORCE TERM LIMITS ON INCUMBENTS!

THROW THE BUMS OUT!

FIRE CONGRESS.

HAVE YOU FIRED YOUR CONGRESSMAN TODAY?

CONGRESS VS. PROGRESS: YOU DECIDE.

I’m going to pitch these ideas to VectorRIght.com (the conservative apparel company run by Mrs. Digital) and see if they’re interested. I think we could be on to something here. 

 

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