As an American citizen, are you outraged that Congress has not followed the prescribed process...
for appropriations and budgeting?
No really. Congress is working well.
However, we as a people have different views on what our priorities are. Most of us are under some illusions that if people do not unite, Congress will unite. For example many think we don't want "big government", while others need government to be strong enough regulate industries. The rich want government to stop spending so they don't need to pay the required taxes, while others like the government to spend to help us out of the recession. Read my hub on Government Spending and Taxes during Recession..
If the people in US cannot unite on what they want for their country, there will be gridlock in Washington. They should not point their fingers at Washington.
I am outraged that the members of Congress (who work for American citizens, by the way) are so arrogant that they become offended when asked such questions.
No, not really. Our politicians quit working for the country or people long ago; they work only for themselves, to enrich their own lives in one way or another.
As a result, they follow only the rules they find expedient to follow and even then only when they want to.
As an example, a few years ago the people of Idaho voted in term limits for state legislators. It became law - until the politicians came back from their vacation whereupon they promptly voted to cancel the new law the people wanted. The people's desire, the needs of the country are both ignored in favor of what individual politicians want.
Earmarks are another sign - earmarks make friends for the politicians which gets votes (and money). The inevitable result is a budget each year with more earmarks than actual budget items.
I find such things disappointing, but am not truly outraged. I expect our elected officials to have almost no ethical standards, and they don't. What's new there?
by Rev Bruce S Noll HMN 6 years ago
Do you think our elected government officials are in tune with the average American citizen?
by uncorrectedvision 7 years ago
In yet another echoing of the evil genius and master manipulator, Dick Cheney, Barrack Obama uses a drone aircraft to execute an American citizen, luckily it was on foreign soil, this time. http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/10/ … 5C20111005
by Credence2 2 years ago
The Constitution requires that an eligible candidate for president must be a naturalized citizen. That means born in the U.S. or subject jurisdiction, or not born on AMERICAN soil but either parent is an American citizen. Otherwise how do the children of diplomats or our members of the military...
by James R Tankersley 5 years ago
Is Barack Obama an American citizen?According to all the legit facts, our current President is an American citizen, but there are some that still say he is not, so my fellow hubbers, what do you say?
by JaxsonRaine 5 years ago
If a pressure cooker full of gunpowder is a WMD, then we found millions of WMDs in Iraq...Seems like a stupid charge, although I'm glad they are charging him as a citizen.
by theirishobserver. 8 years ago
Rand Paul, the Republican US senate candidate, has said he opposes citizenship for children born in the US to parents who are illegal immigrants.
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