Are You As Mad As Hell Yet?
Do you find yourself saying the words Peter Finch said while playing Howard Beale in the film Network, “I’m as mad as hell,. and I’m not going to take this anymore!!”?
More than anytime in my memory we are nationwide in need of recall campaigns to remove the filth, scumbags, jerkoffs (not necessarily in that order, fill in the descriptive derogative of your choice) politicos that oozed their way into office complements of the tea party a-holes last year, especially but not limited to the governors of Michigan, Wisconsin, and that egregious thief in Florida. These true are true “Know-Nothings”, supported by media hacks with buzz words and well scripted conservative talking points, who received financial aid from the Uber-wealthy to gain entry into that office, and have created a massive and needless panic with perfect solutions to problems that don’t actually exist.
Equally guilty and in dire need of serious re-education programming (or a solid bitch slapping) are the ones who are (in theory, anyway) against the jerks listed above, but will never do anything out of fear of losing their privileged position by revenge seeking conservatives. It’s clear that for those who seek an elected office there are only two real jobs for them; 1. Get elected, and then 2. Get re-elected. That’s it, and anyone (or as has been shown now in the case of corporations, anything) that helps in that quest gets rewarded before too long.
The easy first step would be to do whatever is possible to make political life a bit less attractive to the dilettantes, the ones that don’t place the actual needs of the public first, and this could be as easy as ending the gift of medical insurance of any kind to any elected official, make them purchase their own coverage which will not be subsidized in any way by taxpayers, and see how long their war on Obamacare continues. This would be followed by the removal of their subsidized rents, airfare, cars or other transportation that isn’t clearly used 100% in serving the public interest.
Next? We will need to find some way to make every lobbyist have every one of their sponsoring employers / clients listed, and provide us with a careful audit showing the travel of every penny or other perk passed along in any form of a bribe that passes through their grubby hands. We as a country need to know who pays who, i.e. who pays to influence “OUR” law makers and how much they pay them. At this moment, the only apparent exceptions to the very long list of politicians who are deep into someone’s pocket seem to be Representative Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (Vermont), there are no others that I’ve been able to find, much less verify as even close to being strictly kosher…..
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