Congress of the people, for the people? Sometimes I wonder. Not much has been done during the course of the last four years now, has it? Of course not and the reason is that for the most part it’s all about politics, politics and politics. The perception that we have of the Representative of the people is nothing more apparently than a bunch of hooey!
That is a sad commentary, but more and more it seems to be true. There was a day when you could trust your Congressman, or Senator. Not anymore. Because now it seems Congress is nothing more than an extension of a profit-making money venture. It’s a big money machine-made specifically for the rich and the famous, the pandered upper crust who want power. They will do anything to get it, and then when they do get it they screw the people back home and then two, four, and six years later come home and fill us full of another dose of lies and less than half-truths, go back to Washington and screw us again.
It’s all well and good when times are good. None of us back here in poor mans land pay them much attention. But, when the chips are down, and our world is falling apart, and we call on them, what do we get? We get lies, half-truths, higher taxes, less service, if any at all, and as the economy sinks lower and lower, we even get rewarded with the blame for the mess that they made.
Now they want to screw us all again. They want entitlements too. Now, I hear that a lot of those who read blogs think that entitlements equal Welfare. General Assistance and ADC, Food Stamps. That is not ….I REPEAT, That is not true!
Entitlements are your Social Security and Medicare as well as Medicaid which was part and partial to Medicare. These are services that YOU pay taxes on and Payed taxes on. You are entitled to these services, they are not Welfare…You Payed For Them!!!!!
But there are those who are saying that this is not so. I assure you. Do your homework. These are services you payed for, they are yours, and you are Entitled to them. Why do you think they are called Entitlements?
So…When your Representatives in Washington utter the phrase….”We got to do something about these Entitlements”, they are not talking Welfare….They are talking Social Security! Medicare…and Medicaid.
This is just an example of the half-truths and out-right lies and deceptions that they deliver to you from Washington. Most likely, it’s the only free service you get from Washington these days.
Now, yesterday I addressed this Tea Party mess. Why? Because they are not the answer. They are the main ones screaming for the out right elimination of Medicare and Social Security. They also want to get their greedy little hands on the savings, those funds held that Congress can not get their hands on. If they could get that money they would wipe out all of Social Security, including Medicare. This is the Piggy Bank that keeps Social Security Solvent.
Right now they are all trying to be on their best behavior. Don’t hear much about cutting, slicing, dicing, reducing, or out-right eliminating Social Security Medicare and other entitlement programs….Do you? Of course not. Only an idiot would run on that ticket ! He’d not only lose his election, but he would most likely be run out-of-town on a rail for such a proposition.
But you see Folks. They depend on you forgetting about all the cuts, and reductions and stupid propositions they made. They come back home and fill you full of a bunch of hooey as I said before, and what do we do? Suck it all in, fall for it hook, line, sinker, fishing pole and all, re-elect the clown, and then cry when he goes back to Washington and returns to the same program as he had before without any regard, concern or compassion for the folks back home.
So my advice to the voters this time around. Remind your Senators and Congressmen/women, who it that they represent. That they are the Representative of the people and for the people. They they represent you. And that upon their return to washington that they had better remember who it is that they represent, or they are going out on their ear. Then there is another trick you can pull. Vote them out and put someone else in there with the same reminder, that they too can be returned to their home district just is quick as the one who went prior to them.
That’s my point of view……..I look forward to yours as well. Until then …….as usual.
God Bless America and Don’t forget to VOTE!
Have a great day!