At this time, our U.S. Congress rates a
nine percent approval rating. It means
nine percent of the American public registers “brain-dead.”
Those 535 members over the past 40 years
deformed our nation from the largest creditor country in the world to the
largest debtor nation in the world. We
enjoyed less than $1 trillion in national debt to our current $18 trillion
debt. That same Congress forced our
young men and women into four hopeless, futile and asinine wars that killed
tens of thousands of them and sent millions home with Post Traumatic Stress
Disorder, drugs and alcoholism. Not to
mention dismembered limbs.
That Congress danced to the Military
Industrial Complex’s tune of contrived wars benefiting the bankers and
corporations that outfitted and fed those young soldiers. Those executives made millions while our kids
came home in coffins or missing arms and legs and their minds.
That same Congress turned our nation
from a rich manufacturing country into a multi-trillion dollar deficit nation
where we import everything we once manufactured, to today where we buy
everything from China to make their citizens rich. So rich, in fact, that we owe them $1.4
trillion in trade deficits. Ironically,
China now owns many U.S. corporations and buys land for its own beachhead here
in America, not to mention Vancouver, BC, Canada where it displaced most of the
Canadians in the past 30 years. Chinese
now dominates the language in once-English speaking Vancouver, BC.
That bunch of hot shot Congressional
Critters took our vibrant economy and turned it into 15 million unemployed and
48 million food stamp users. Those same
reps allowed 20 million illegal alien migrants to come into our country and
work for crooked employers like Chipotle’s, Marriot Hotels, Holiday Inns,
McDonald’s, Hormel, Tyson Chicken, Swift, painting, landscape and construction
firms at minimum wages. They and the
presidents that headed this country refused to enforce our laws. That’s why you MUST press “1” for Spanish and
“2” for English.
Today, we face enormous consequences
from their actions. Yet, U.S. voters return 96 percent of incumbents—such as
Boxer, Feinstein, Hatch, McCain, Kyle, Schumer, Lindsey Graham, Levin, Udall,
Bennet, Rangel, Jackson, DeGette and hundreds of other failed Congressional
So are they stupid or are they corrupt?
One reader named Brad said, “They are
not necessarily stupid. It’s just that most of these psychopaths are bought.
The wealthy buy their services and they get remuneration by jobs when they
leave "service", by getting to indulge in insider trading (again -
was cut out, but quietly reinstated) etc.
“Just allowing insider trading makes
EVERY decision with any economic consequence suspect, as they will have a
vested personal income interest in helping corporations increase profits by any
means. Thus the repeal of clean air and water regulations. They allow oil
fracking to use 2 million gallons of water per well, pour over 530 toxic chemicals
into the aquifer to poison and ruin it, and remain exempt from EPA oversight.
“Some may not be bought. Some not all
the time. The sad fact is that enough ARE compromised that essentially the
damages get done consistently.
“Most in office are so stupid (such as
California’s Congresswoman Maxine Waters, who is also corrupt in the league
with former Congressman Tom Delay of Texas) that they accept stupid, flawed
societal paradigms like "what's good for business is good for
America" and we can see how well that's working out.
“The parasitic wealthy class is stealing
record profits in some of the worst working economy in history - why? Because
they have the true entitlement society in which they get tax breaks, tax
exemptions, no bid contracts, inflated government costs, subsidizations and
most likely a ton of things we never hear about. Simply by allowing industry
execs into the alphabet organizations like FDA, USDA, etc., allows them to
regulate competition to a ridiculously low level, and to leverage their income,
influence, and profits at everyone else's expense.”
The greatest flaw facing all U.S.
citizens remains “career politicians” that create a “good-old boy” network of
cronyism and corruption.
If we citizens fail to press for a
maximum of 12-year term limits, we face a downward spiral into poverty and
failed government not seen since the 1930s.
The majority of Congress remains corrupt. That’s why things in the USA don’t
get better, but continue on the downward path.
Remember: power corrupts; long-term
power corrupts absolutely.