75 "Our politicians - Adults or Children?"

I am using a picture of my great grandson. I think I would trust his decissions before I would most politicians.
I am using a picture of my great grandson. I think I would trust his decissions before I would most politicians.

Will they ever grow up?


Our Politicians - Adults or Children?

I have been stating my opinions with comments on other peoples hubs. I decided to express my opinions on this subject in a hub of my own and I hope to get the opinions/comments of others.

Our politicians that represent us in Washington D. C. have become totally ridiculous in their actions. It doesn’t matter whether they are Democrats or Republicans, left or right wingers, conservatives or liberals, it all comes down to one thing, we have put a bunch of children in charge of our country.

When there is something on the table for discussion they don’t discuss, they bully, lie and threaten. All negotiating goes out the window. They act like children saying “you can’t play with my toys if I can’t play with yours”.

“Our” politicians don’t discuss or negotiate, they simply say, “If I don’t get my way you won’t get what you want.

What is so sad is that “they” don’t seem at all concerned about “we the people” no matter what.

With the possibility of the effects of the shut-down of the government the only thing they are concerned about is “who will be at blame”. Another childish reaction.

There will be people with no paychecks but the politicians will still get theirs.

Like I said, my opinion and I welcome everyone else’s.

Greg

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annart 3 years ago from SW England

Sadly, this applies to Britain too and I've read quite a few hubs recently that reflect these views. Maybe we're all finally waking up to the deceit and greed and maybe, collectively, we can do something about it. My instant thought was, "Pigs might fly" but maybe I'm being cynical! You're right, though, they always get their pay cheques don't they?!

Well expressed thoughts, Greg. Ann


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gregas 3 years ago from Corona, California. Author

Hi Ann, thank you for the comment. By the way, pigs do fly. Haven't you seen the Geico commercial? Maybe not if you are in the UK. But then, politicians DO fly. Just thought I would add a little humor. I know, very little. Again, thank you. Greg


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

I think we should vote everyone out of office. They care nothing about we the people, they just want to go against everything President Obama is trying to do for the people. I think a new law should be enacted, congress does not get paid unless the federal workers are paid...Period!


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gregas 3 years ago from Corona, California. Author

I agree and they should never get their vacation breaks until the job on the table is done. Personally I have even cancelled planned vacations because something came up on my job that needed to be taken care of then, not later, and that wasn't nearly as important as "we the people's" lives. Thank you AE for your comment. Greg


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Ericdierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

I am very offended by the entire premise of this hub. And I do not want you in any way to continue to besmirch the good reputation and awesomeness of children. To even utter the two words in the same sentence is horrible.

Really good write. I enjoyed it and the comments. I think it clear that a politician is a dult. (urban dictionary)


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gregas 3 years ago from Corona, California. Author

Eric, thank you. I am so sorry that I belittled the children. I realize that they do deserve to be compared with something better. Just remember that a group of baboons is called a "congress". Again, thank you, Greg.


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The Frog Prince 3 years ago from Arlington, TX


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gregas 3 years ago from Corona, California. Author

Thank you FP. That just adds another childish act to their list, "name calling". Greg


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point2make 3 years ago

There is an saying that goes something like this....."In a democracy you tend to get the government you deserve!" Remember these "people" were voted into office by....."US" and when we had the opportunity to throw the lot of them out we didn't. And for those who would protest and say "I didn't vote for them because I didn't vote" to you I say this. Staying away from the polls and not participating in elections, in effect, gives your vote to the "status quo!!!'' We have the government we deserve and it is up to all of us to correct the situation. Now what are YOU going to do?


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gregas 3 years ago from Corona, California. Author

That was the whole point of my hub, what we have IS what we asked for. It IS uo to US to make the changes. The only problem is, we never have a better choice when it comes time to vote. Thank you for the comment and you are so right "Point2make". Greg.


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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York

Our politicians....do we really have politicians? No, I think yu are right, we have put a bunch of self-serving, greedy people in charge (I too didn't want to besmirch children). Good job Greg.

Voted up, useful, and interesting.


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gregas 3 years ago from Corona, California. Author

Thank you Mary. I did tend to belittle our children. After all I believe the children have more sense than our politicians. But, of course that is before they start listening to their parents. ;-). Again, thank you Mary. Greg


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i scribble 3 years ago

It is my observation that politicians are usually power hungry, like to be the center of attention, and like the money and benefits of being in congress. So many of them are self-serving more than anything else.

That being said, I think the GOP driven by the Tea Party have shut down the government simply because they don't want Obamacare to take effect, though Congress passed the Affordable Care Act fair and square. They are sore losers and don't want to give the new health care law a chance to succeed. They are trying to exact a ransom, and if they succeed, they will only use the same tactic over raising the debt ceiling and use it over and over again. You can't negotiate with professional hostage takers.


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gregas 3 years ago from Corona, California. Author

Hi I, why can't these idiotssit down and negotiate like they are supposed to. "If you take this out, we will take that out and if we can leave this in, then you can leave that in". Saying. " If we can't have our way then you can't have your way". That is what is KILLING this country. And thank you for your comment I. My opinion, Greg.


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RosiePinUp 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

This is very rue, and people fail to see it is the WHOLE GOVERNMENT. They can't see past their political parties, and it's absolutely ridiculous.

Not only that, I've heard people say "Obama has turned America into a third world country!". I really wonder what they speak of, because third world countries don't receive help from their government, and are FAR worse (My mother is from a third world country). Not only that the people that are claiming to be "for the people" obviously don't realize that there are over 30 MILLION people without healthcare, and about 82% or more of them work and can not afford it.


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gregas 3 years ago from Corona, California. Author

Hi Rosie, thank you for you comment. I am not an Obama fan, never was, but he hasn't done all that bad and I believe he could have accomplished more if there hadn't been so much negativity from the so called Tea Party. Greg


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Ericdierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

gregas here is an interesting thing about children. They tend to bring adults together. I am noting with some glee that folks who normally go all postal partisan on me are starting to ease up against me. We are really agreeing that both sides are asses. Wow a unified nation??


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Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago

Gregas, they are worse than children, children are not evil.

The Tea Baggers are demanding ransom for holding THE PEOPLE'S GOVERNMENT HOSTAGE. and some who want to pay their ransom have the Stockholm Syndrome.

But, everyone knows what to do. VOTE them out, everyone you believe to be responsible.

Voted-up Useful, Interesting and shared.


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gregas 3 years ago from Corona, California. Author

Thank you Shyron. We should withhold their pay until they do their job. Greg


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justthemessenger 3 years ago from The Great Midwest

Wait a minute! What's all this talk about a government shutdown? The last payroll check that I received in September had taxes taken out. So now with the government shut down, I shouldn't have any taxes taken out of the first check I get this month, right? Then again, I don't remember any taxed less paychecks in 1995 or 1996, the last times the government shut down.


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Ericdierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Did you know there are thousands of people with homes on federal land that the administration is evicting. I imagine they will still have to pay the leases. The admin is making this crazy. I am not mistaken it is true. The house did pass a budget and propose it. It was not even considered by the Senate. Children definitely play better together.


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stuff4kids 3 years ago

Yes, it is hard to believe that these people have our fate in their hands. I think a gentle but determined revolution of non-cooperation with the State and widespread civil disobedience may be in order.

But don't expect the government to respond in any way that differs substantially from the actions of all of our 'enemies' if they feel really threatened.

Mine's a vote of total no confidence.


John Frawley 3 years ago

Greg, great comments! If the American voters only would have known prior to the elections how these yo-hos would conduct (lack of) business when they were elected...well, we all know now so I hope we don't get fooled again.

J


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gregas 3 years ago from Corona, California. Author

Hi Stuff, it is amazing that these people have made it this far through life and can't even make decisions and are so bull headed. That is saying both parties and all around congress. And then the ones that can are such wimps they can't stand up to anyone. Like I always say, just my opinion, Greg.


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gregas 3 years ago from Corona, California. Author

Let's actually send some of our children to Capitol Hill and see what happens. Greg


mrsmbitsko 3 years ago

Voted interesting and up!


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Rebecca Furtado 3 years ago from Anderson, Indiana

This is very true. They are so engaged in the next campaign they forget that their job is to govern and not run for election. Unfortunately, with gerrymandering they seem to get districts that are more and more partisan so they have to be extreme in their view points. We need to change something. It may have to start with us. You can be as extreme as you want in your personal views , but if you hold your elected officials to extreme standards in a world where people have to work together then you end up with what we have had in the last few weeks in Washington. We need to allow are elected officials to govern and be happy with parts of the governing we get that matches are views and be tolerant of the part that does not. Like every thing else politics ebbs and flows. Each consevative or liberal dog eventually has his day. Yet, we all benefit from a government that a least governs enough to address the major concerns that we have as a nation. If we bring ourselves to the middle for the sake of getting something done, then our elected officials will too.


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gregas 3 years ago from Corona, California. Author

Hi Rerbecca, yes, "We the people" need to change in order to change the country. "We" need to learn to vote for what's on the block and NOT the popularity of the person. Greg


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Dee aka Nonna 3 years ago

The words in your article are words I have been saying to myself for awhile now. They are worst, actually, than children. It is so sad that supposedly grown men and women can't see the forest for the trees. Good article. Enjoyed it.....very thought provoking.


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gregas 3 years ago from Corona, California. Author

Hi Dee/Norma, thank you for the visit and comment. Greg


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JPSO138 3 years ago from Cebu, Philippines, International

I too have the same frustrations in our country. Politics here is dirty except for some chosen few and corruption is rampant. Though I am proud of my country, it give me great sadness that most of our politicians are only after for their own benefit.


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AMFredenburg 3 years ago from Southwestern New Hampshire

You got that right! Politicians used to at least *pretend* to care about people; a lot of them can't seem to do that anymore.


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Nadine May 2 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Good points Greg. Our ruling party in South Africa all have the minds of teenagers that have been let loose! Some might be more grown up, but NONE have the ability to follow their leader Nelson Mandela. The few that have are not politicians. Now that Madiba is gone we hope that what they all say about their icon, we hope that the people in power will express these qualities in their own lives. Time will tell.


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HuskyChaos 2 years ago from England

It is sad to say, but you are so right about Politicians these days. I had not thought about putting it that way, but now that you mention it, I think it accurately describes Politicians these days. I think it is a major reason why so many have lost confidence in voting, and don't even bother keeping up with what is going on in politics. I wish things would change, but the chances of that happening seem very low


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melrazo 2 years ago

I think you are right. I posted a hub about Generation X. The thing you wrote about is the very thing that inspired me to write that. When I was a kid, people used to say that they feared for the future of our country when Gen X took over and unfortunately, they were right. :(


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Harmel 2 years ago from Staff Ave Cochranton Pa 16314

Sorry to say, I feel the president we now have in office has did more damage then any other. He has made executive decisions on anything he wants. Borrowed money to lend money. He didn't even stand up for the diplomats that were murdered, and just swept it under the rug. I can go on but I won't . Thanks for the interesting thoughts.


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Harmel 2 years ago from Staff Ave Cochranton Pa 16314

Sorry I was off topic.


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gregas 2 years ago from Corona, California. Author

You really aren't off topic. They are all childish and ridiculous. Greg


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SANJAY LAKHANPAL 2 years ago from Mandi (HP) India

Politicians are all alike.


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gregas 2 years ago from Corona, California. Author

They act just like children. The ones that really get me these days are the ones running for office and start their speech with, "I'm NOT a politician". Greg


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DaisysJourney 2 years ago from Midwest, USA

I feel like you've stepped into my journal as I have felt that no one is playing nicely in the political sandbox!


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gregas 2 years ago from Corona, California. Author

Hi Daisy, thank you for the follow, visit and comment. The way things are going these days I feel that there has been a LOT of cats in that sandbox lately, if you know what I mean. Greg


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pratyanka 2 years ago

hey hi i m from india .things are same here.our politician are so self centered & I would say their purpous of life is totally different. they want name fame & monetary benefits.so they are busy in that only . they are not here for serving country. so we cant compare them with children.children are so innocent .they don't know what to do exactly but if their parents teacher & loved one tells them to whats right or wrong they will work. but our politicians are so intelligent, they know how to serve yourself ,your family & your kins .according to me the selection of the right people is very important in the politics ..


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Christopher Jay T 17 months ago from Fort Worth, TX

I agree. All this partizanship is geting in the way of doing their job, which is doing what is best for the people of this country, not for their corporate overlords, and not what's best for their wallets.


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Shyron E Shenko 17 months ago

Greg,, if these bunch of yahoos shut down the government they should lose their job, they don't do them anyway.

I am with Ruby they should all lose their jobs.

Blessings my friend.

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