Joined: Mar 17, 2005
Location: Staten Island
|Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 6:17 pm Post subject: Branches of Government vs Family Trees
From Fri Aug 21, 2009 3:00 am to Tue Aug 25, 2009 2:59 am (included)
|Somebody in Albany needs to explain to our elected officials that the term "branches of government" does not give them the right to treat their offices as family trees to employ their relatives.
But this is not going to happen because instead of cleaning house and kicking their buts out we send them right back in and give them bigger positions of authority.
And we only have ourselves to blame.
We blindly follow party lines and now have governments at every level that would even embarrass the Cincinnati Bengals.
It doesn't matter if the candidate is a thief, a liar or in some cases a convicted felon as long as he or she is my party's candidate they get my vote.
When is the madness going to stop?
When candidates run and there are large grass root efforts supporting them they beat their chests and say this is what Democracy is all about.
Letting the people be heard.
When the same people protest policy they are ignored or even worse branded puppets of that every present right or left wing conspiracy.
Government spends what they don't have.
They build what we don't need.
And now the government is into everything from banking to selling cars.
Speaking of selling cars I have met some used car salesmen who wouldn't steep to the level of some of these people running our government.
But we keep sending them back.
Am I the only one who thinks that our government is starting to look like the NBA or NHL the revolving door of hiring just recycles the same old coaches no matter how bad their records are?
If the last few months have shown anything it is that you spending money does not necessarily bring about change.
The bankers are still getting their bonuses.
There is more pork in Washington than on a pig farm. (so much with doing away with earmarks)
And I haven't seen too many lobbyists on the unemployment line.
But we allow it to continue.
And the only way to make it stop is for us to make intelligent decisions when we enter the voting booth.
For the candidates are the only ones enjoying their political parties.
Once they are elected too many of them forget to let the rest of us enjoy the benefits.
The benefits of a government "of the people" "by the people" and "for the people"