Of the People, By the People… and For Whom?

30 Apr

Well Congress has done it again! They have proven that they live in a world without end when it comes to their own personal needs and wants and desires. We now have the government that many of our founding fathers feared the most…a government of the Congress, by the Congress and for the Congress… and the way things are going…this one shall not pass from the Earth until they’ve blown the doors off the planet and found themselves a new one to live on.

This week, and with a remarkable alacrity and speed before unbeknownst to this political body, Congress undid one of their cannot be undone sequestration cuts. And what was it that required such a dire reversal of funding cuts that it took Democrats and Republicans less than 24 hours to get together, write a bill, agree to it and get it signed?

Did they restore money to 3.8 million jobless workers who have seen their unemployment benefits sequestered?

Did they restore federal Head Start program funding for about 1 million disadvantaged pre-school children across the country, now sequestered from such programs?

Did they restore federal funding for the Meals on Wheels program so that many under-fed and starving senior citizens can get their sequestered meals back?

Did they restore funds to  140,000 low-income families, seniors, and people with disabilities who have seen their  housing assistance sequestered?

Did they restore the $9.9 billion sequestered from Medicare to help suffering seniors pay their bills, or the 350 million dollars sequestered from the federal court system to help free the log jam in our legal system or maybe the 1.5 billion dollars sequestered from medical research in the country because they realize how important health research really is?

Did they even restore the $42.7 billion to discretionary defense spending because they became suddenly worried about the safety of Americans in light of the recent and horrific bombings?

Nope.

They restored funding that had been cut from the nation’s air traffic control system because flight delays were becoming a big problem in America… so what better way to restore our free flowing friendly skies then by exhibiting the same extreme and congenial bi-partisanship that Americans have so come to expect from their political leaders these days and pass a bill to get it done… and all within one day.

Then Congress went to the airport so they could begin their vacation.

Hopefully they never come back… And that would be a sequestration worth voting for.

8 Responses to “Of the People, By the People… and For Whom?”

  1. geneb527 April 30, 2013 at 8:24 pm #

    Reblogged this on Political Musings-At the Sunset of My Life.

  2. W E Patterson April 30, 2013 at 8:40 pm #

    Vote them all out

  3. TheDoGooderMama May 1, 2013 at 1:50 am #

    Best solution: Term limits. These bozos need to stop worrying about the next election and start acting in the best interest of our country. Unfortunately, none of them would ever vote put themselves out of a job.

    • rmekrnl May 1, 2013 at 4:22 pm #

      No more than 12 years in either chamber of Congress, or any combination of the two, then, back to “civilian” life, with only the bennies of retired pay based on length of service, just like the military.

  4. TamrahJo May 1, 2013 at 2:54 am #

    There was an article in the news feeds today about how financial inequality turns into political inequality – I read it twice, because the author seemed to be sort of going back and forth between the two sides and wasn’t sure just exactly what point, if any, they really made, but towards the end, it mentioned that ‘wealthy people’ care more about airlines running on time —
    🙂

  5. skinnyuz2b May 2, 2013 at 11:44 am #

    I agree with Do Gooder Mama, term limits are needed. I’m also a believer that the presidential term should be one term of six years. Then the last two years won’t be wasted gearing up and running for re-election.

    Thank you for following 1950 Suburban Adventures and liking ‘Naked Again’. Since you enjoyed that story, you should check out ‘Turtle Thief’, and ‘Squishy Foot and Monkeys’.

  6. polspectator May 2, 2013 at 5:50 pm #

    Great post! As I say in my own blog, the sequester is ultimately not a financial issue, it is a moral one. http://thepoliticalspectator.com/2013/05/02/sequestration-a-moral-dilemma/

  7. Goodness greef May 6, 2013 at 12:04 am #

    This is a great post, mate. I love the photo. For the Congress, by the Congree, and Of the Congress… how true is that? Thanks for following my blog and liking my post “Dedicated to Aaron and an old friend”,; the original writing is called A Life Lived Anonymously. I’m recently blogging on what it means to have represensative government for Australians. Please have a look at Grant’s guide to world peace OR Interfaith dialogue. Government’s gotta represent it’s people, don”t you think? Once again, thanks for liking my post.

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