Why Congress doesn’t care about the shut down

July 27, 2011

Under Article I, Section 6 of the Constitution, members of Congress “shall receive a compensation for their services, to be ascertained by law, and paid out of the treasury of the United States.”
Since the constitution thus mandates Congress’ pay, their compensation is not subject to the annual appropriations process.
Indeed, during the government shutdowns in 1995 and 1996 members were paid throughout because their pay is automatically funded.
This is why they don’t care, they get paid no matter what happens to the Seniors on social security, or the military protecting our freedoms. If they did not get paid like everyone else I bet they would find a way to solve the problem and cooperate with each other! This is NOT a matter of Democrat or Republican, this is a matter of greedy politicians, that are supposed to be representing OUR best interests, and have decided that their interests come first.
We need to wake up and decide to make them accountable for their actions. We can’t even seem to get them kicked out for acting like a stalker or a pedophile, they feel they are bulletproof and can do what they want when they want and we can go “p*ss in the wind”. All of them should be forced out by popular vote and replaced with folks that will really listen to us and represent us. They need to be taught the meaning of Representative and the responsibilities that go with it. If we don’t make them do what we put them in office for then we deserve to have them cut our benefits, raise our taxes and basically screw us over.


What is really Wrong Here?

July 14, 2011

LeBron James leaves his team and they are up in arms, burn his jersey, tear his picture. A football player fights dogs, he is arrested vilified and then after time served back to being the team savior. A baseball player says he didn’t use steroids, a manger says he did, call a congressional hearing, string him up!
Wait a minute! What about social security? Some folks can’t collect till they are 67 now. The country’s debt is in the trillions but the congress and senate get their raises. Where is the outrage? Where is the accountability? We elected these people to represent us and support us, not the lobbies and big business. Why don’t we have a flat tax? In 1973 a study said that a 10% across the board would result in a balanced budget and a monetary excess within three years, what happened to common sense? Why do we let these politicians continue to run rampant over our rights, the ones that they are supposed to uphold and support. We elect them and they go on to do whatever they want with impunity and we suffer the consequences. Cities go broke, social security is ravaged, the arts suffer, the needy are punished. What happened to our government? We need to extract accountability from our elected officials starting at the city level and moving on up to the federal. If they know we will not take what they dish out then and then only will we be able to take back out government.