What Condition Our Condition Is In

2 Mar

Who wouldn’t want to work in Congress? No bosses. No one to tell you what to do. No one to make you do anything you don’t want to do. Lots of vacation time. Good pay.

If you don’t work or make even an effort to work you can’t get fired.

If you make new rules to try to force yourself to live up to a deadline or to get your work done…and then you procrastinate…like always…and miss your deadlines…like before… and still don’t get your work done…

someone else gets fired or loses their job, but not you.

And then after all that you can even vote yourself a raise.

And even if you do somehow manage to get voted out at the next election and lose your job

You get a nice pension…way more than any Social Security check cashing, entitlement expectant, senior citizen welfare queen with 42 years of hard work behind him or her gets.

And after only 5 years on the job.

Nice work if you can get it, huh?

And you even get to be one of the people who is in charge of the governance of everyone else’s rights to

life…

liberty…

and pursuit of happiness.

And yet when even knowing all of that still isn’t enough to motivate you to act responsibly and do your job.

“I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.”

… you can still blame it all on God.

Nice work if you can get it, huh?

12 Responses to “What Condition Our Condition Is In”

  1. hbw March 2, 2013 at 10:51 am #

    Nice work if you can get it. Maybe all politicians should be required to spend one month a year working in a day centre or on a factory floor.

  2. RAB March 2, 2013 at 1:21 pm #

    We should just add two words to the oath: “…enemies, foreign and domestic, including myself…”

  3. mvschulze March 2, 2013 at 1:39 pm #

    Excellent post, but may I add: “I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend my PARTY, no matter how ludicrous that obligation may be……” Oh, and Good Morning! Our country is once again on the brink….

  4. momshieb March 2, 2013 at 1:44 pm #

    Way past time to bring in a third party; there is no other way that these people will ever feel any pressure to compromise.

    • Tracy Goodwin March 4, 2013 at 2:18 am #

      I fully agree. In general the house and senate are split somewhere between 60/40 and 50/50. So if a third party could pull 10% of seats then neither dems or reps would have a majority. That would require them to work with somebody to get anything done what so ever. Also if they didn’t work to deal with issues the public expects them to then they could loose their seats to the third party which neither dems nor reps would want.

  5. NO ULTERIOR MOTIVE March 2, 2013 at 3:39 pm #

    Great essay ! Your essay reminds me of the one I wrote last August. Pardon the cliche and my ego, but great minds think alike. If you care to read my thoughts on this, etc. …here’s the link:
    http://noulteriormotive.com/2012/08/10/why-cant-congress-work-50-weeks-a-year-like-the-rest-of-america/

  6. Anne March 2, 2013 at 6:01 pm #

    Oh, well said!

  7. NieCat March 3, 2013 at 10:59 am #

    Everyone needs to read this, I have shared it with all of my social media contacts! Well written and well said! This is the truth and nothing but the truth. Thanks for saying what so many of us are thinking!

  8. Below Zero | Above Infinity March 3, 2013 at 10:19 pm #

    What is amazing to me is the way they do this, it leaves the majority of the nation feeling helpless… which just enables them to stay in power.

    • Tracy Goodwin March 4, 2013 at 2:19 am #

      They want us to feel helpless and apathetic. Then we believe we can’t do anything or even expect more which makes their position safer.

  9. alesiablogs March 4, 2013 at 4:12 pm #

    You nailed it!

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