Congress /Senate

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    ahorsebackposted 5 years ago

    Why we continue to put up with the most uncoordinated  and selfish performance of our government is beyond me !  Apathy !  No one cares? What else can it be ?  Congress hires its wives , daughters and sons out of contributed  funds of the public .   Some of them passing on hundreds of thousands of dollars directly to family members ......out of contributions  made by U ! ?  Duh !  What 's wrong with U  to allow this flagrant misuse of our resources ?  I have felt for years now that we need a revolution to bring back the power of our system -To the people !  Back from the flagrant misconduct of government !...........What do you think , if anything .......!Do U care !

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image79
      Kathryn L Hillposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      We must isolate the difficulty. What is it in your opinion?

    2. Faith Reaper profile image86
      Faith Reaperposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It is all about greed and personal gain ... and it will always be, until the hearts of men are changed.  Evil is prevalent on this earth!  Yet, there are many good men and women; however, most are not being elected to public office it seems.  Or if they have good hearts to start out with, they get corrupted and tempted eventually when they are in that dirty rotten business for too long.  Maybe shorter terms to cease temptation or osmosis : )  as to using office for their own personal gain or that of their family, and so on?

      1. Kathryn L Hill profile image79
        Kathryn L Hillposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Those in office have forgotten why they were elected. To serve the people... to know their interests. To speak for  t h e m.

      2. fpherj48 profile image78
        fpherj48posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Faith Reaper...EXCELLENT response.  I agree wholeheartedly.  I believe that most people DO care, but feel helpless as to what to do....and how to even get started.  To fight these super powers...(who have
        stolen, lied and manipulated their way UP) would quite realistically require that "revolution" Ed speaks of.   Just as with any great movement, it takes one group to get some serious changes off the ground.....as well as determination and the highest levels of organization.
        Absolutely.....something has to GIVE...the sooner, the better.

    3. rhamson profile image77
      rhamsonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Money is at the heart of the issue and until WE the electorate do something about it this situation is not about to change. At the other end of the spectrum is the electorate that still believe by electing these slime they represent our interests. So they continue to elect them misinformed of their representatives real motives. Guess who is in charge of informing us? The news organizations that are being taken over by the huge conglomerates that have political "friends" gaming the system. If you want to understand how bad that is, just listen to the news in any election to hear a newspaper endorse one candidate over another. Instead of being impartial as you would expect, you have the source of the information you do receive severely prejudiced by their perception based on their endorsement. This is a systematic failure and yet the sheeple continue to sleep believing somehow our free society is in good hands.

      Term limits, publicly financed campaigns and lobby reform is our only hope to change our downfall.

      1. wilderness profile image97
        wildernessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Yes and no.

        We the electorate continue to elect them because 1) they give us what we want, albeit at someone else's expense, and 2) we're too lazy to watch what they are doing.

        Pork spending is something we love to see - in our area.  It's not good for the country, but we love it when we get it.  Until we grow up enough to understand that the good of the country comes before the good of our town, county or state we will continue to have politicians buying votes with pork.

        Ditto for laws.  When the bible belt decides that god WILL be taught in schools, regardless of how well hidden, that's a problem for the country.  We still do it, though - always happy to impress our desires on someone else.

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          Education Answerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          We the electorate continue to elect them because 1) they give us what we want, albeit at someone else's expense, and 2) we're too lazy to watch what they are doing.

          I certainly can't argue with that.  You're absolutely right.

          Pork spending is something we love to see - in our area.  It's not good for the country, but we love it when we get it.  Until we grow up enough to understand that the good of the country comes before the good of our town, county or state we will continue to have politicians buying votes with pork.

          I agree with this, completely.  People in Congress use their power to bring money back to their home state for votes.  It's irresponsible.

          Ditto for laws.  When the bible belt decides that god WILL be taught in schools, regardless of how well hidden, that's a problem for the country.  We still do it, though - always happy to impress our desires on someone else.

          I'm a teacher, and I don't see this happening.  Nobody makes me teach about God.  In fact, all the teachers I know are afraid to even broach any religious content for fear of being sued, and I live in a state that's generally pretty conservative.

        2. rhamson profile image77
          rhamsonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          In essence you are reiterating what I said albeit greed is at the heart of the issue. It is on the politicians side where they take money for their votes and on the electorates side where they get what they want while turning a blind eye to the corrupt way their wants are met. Either way we are led down the garden path towards oblivion when the money runs out and we are left to wonder how we got in that predicament. The other part to this conundrum is that without a watchdog such as the free press to inform us of the goings on, we are left to make misinformed decisions as to who should govern for us as our republic is set up. The politicians further manipulate, for lack of accountability which is the presses responsibility, the lawmaking process and their corrupt gains.

          Yes we the electorate are responsible for the horrible body we call congress but without a impartial source of information or for that matter misinformed by omission of the truth by the press, how is a voter made competent to make an intelligent choice?

          Term limits, publicly financed campaigns and lobby reform is the only way the slime can be kept out of the mix of things.

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      retief2000posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I do not want a coordinated, neat, clean and organized government.  We are safest when they are contentious, disjointed, confused and fighting among themselves.  When they get organized is when they will turn their organization toward us and we will lose.  There are no really efficient governments, except the oppressive ones.  Ask anyone who has escaped North Korea or who grew up in East Germany at the time of the Stasi.

 
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