- Posted October 1, 2013 by
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Shutdown over: What next?
Congress Needs To Get Real & Grow Up
I AM FED UP! You make good money and get benefits and retirement that in no way resembles what most of us out here in the real world will receive. You spend your days in luxury office accommodations with a staff the size of which most of us will never have out here in the real world. Yet you still can't get anything done? You get perks that most of us only dream of having. And you get paid regardless of if you actually accomplish anything or not. That in no way resembles life out here in the real world.
I don't care what your political views are - the bottom line is we elect you to be leaders who are supposed to be committed to the good of our country and to working together to get the job of governing done in the best interest of the people who elect you. The only thing you people currently lounging around DC (because God knows you rarely if ever put in a full days work) are capable of accomplishing is squabbling like children fighting in the sand box.
ENOUGH! Stop arguing and start working together to fix the problems. Stop the speeches and the finger pointing and the holier than thou attitudes. Stop emailing me about those on the other side of the aisle because I don't believe one word that falls from the lips of any of youl. Stop governing based on your personal beliefs, whatever they may be, and start voting based on the collective beliefs (you understand majority - right, it's what got you elected) of the people that elected you. Keep your personal religious beliefs to yourself - we have separation of church and state in this country for a reason - and keep your noses out of business you have no business trying to legislate (oh say abortion and gay marriage). Its really very simple - go to a church that supports those things if you do and go to one that does not if you do not. We are all created equal - you have no right to tell someone who to love, how to manage their health or what they should believe.
STOP being lawyers and START being leaders. You are no longer practicing law and getting paid to draw things out, use ten words when two will do, and have no real world practical experience in accomplishing anything in a reasonable timely manner.
GROW UP and start earning that cushy salary because if you don't, someone just like me may just come along and take it from you. And when we do, you can be damned sure that we will make it our personal missions in life to take away that cushy retirement, bring your benefits in line with the rest of theworking public, implement term limits, create consequences for not getting anything done and make sure that you spend the rest of your life earning your way rather than having it handed to you because you managed to get yourself elected.
Is it really too much to expect that you actually accomplish something? Yes? Well then its really too much for you to expect to be paid. Right now, over a million families are wondering how they are going to put food on the table and pay the bills. It's time you get to know the feeling. Yes government is too big. Yes Obamacare is not perfect. Wahhhhhh. Grow up, get over it and get busy if you expect a paycheck.
Believe me, we'll remember this come November. NOW GET YOUR SORRY BUTTS BACK TO WORK.
Just one of many ANGRY Americans.