Listening to the news....no matter what channel....it seems to be an absolute that the house & senate are going to pass some sort of healthcare takeover by the government.
WHY? Can these idiots in the house/senate have not been listening to all the discussions, protests, pleas, begging, etc. that has taken place since April 15, 2009? Are they really & truly that deaf?
Short answer: YES
Long answer: YES
For far too long, & yes I was once one of these people, WE THE PEOPLE have gone to the polls & elected people that we actually thought were working for us. Then I went back to my life -- raising children, participating in the community, being a person with a busy life. And now I have woken up & am really truly angry at what Ron Kind & Russ Feingold have/haven't done for Wisconsin. I am truly angry for Texas as I experience Sylvestre Reyes & Kay Bailey-Hutchinson for the same reasons, what they have/haven't done. And I am spending a lot of time here in Texas with my Dad since my Mother died, so I know.
WE THE PEOPLE have been complacent too long. We have abrogated our responsibilities to people who -- shock of shocks -- are only interested in lining their own pockets. And before you want to take me to task for that last statement, look at the reality of someone who makes less than $200,000 per year & yet becomes a millionaire within a few years of being elected.They are happily bought & paid for by lobbyists. Their family members are bought & paid for by lobbyists. I'm sure it doesn't stop with lobbyists, but this is just the most obvious route to their making BIG money.
AND WE HAVE ALLOWED IT. WE HAVE LOOKED THE OTHER WAY. WE HAVE PRETENDED THEY WOULD ACTUALLY DO WHAT THEY SAID DURING CAMPAIGNS. WE HAVE WATCHED AS THEY WALK OVER US BECAUSE WE ELECTED THEM, THEN LAY DOWN & WROTE 'WELCOME' ACROSS OUR COLLECTIVE FOREHEAD.
It is past time to hold them accountable. They need to become regular people again. No monies other than salary & they must get approval from WE THE PEOPLE before voting more raises & perks. They must participate in the Social Security System & Medicare -- no more of the 'mercedes benz' coverage they have & the lifetime of full salary. Enough is enough. It is time they are exempt from no laws that govern WE THE PEOPLE.
Lying was easy for the pols. Now reality is here. The Giant will not be going back to sleep now. Politicians had better face the reality they are messing up, have messed up, & no amount of chit-chat, franking letters, emails, will make up for the mess they have made & now want to pretend does not exist.
It is past time.
WAKE UP. GET INVOLVED. PAY ATTENTION. BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR YOUR VOTES.
Once that happens, maybe, just maybe, WE THE PEOPLE will have a chance for a government that listens to it's people & is fair & equitable; a government living/breathing/abiding by the Constitution & the Bill of Rights.
I just hope it happens before this current house/senate causes a civil war. Because that truly is what will happen if these people in congress keep trying to step on WE THE PEOPLE.
The 'Sleeping Giant' has been awakened. And, really, it's about time. Now the catch will be to get the Giant in a good mood. I don't believe this congress can do that....they have gone too far, too fast, with too little thought of what WE THE PEOPLE wanted/expected from them.