Congress not working for the American people

info@islandpacket.comSeptember 30, 2011 

I think it is time to end the squabbling among the children that we have sent to Washington. We sent them there to serve "we the people," and all they are concerned with is their own self-preservation in their cushy jobs with all those perks.

To give the illusion that they are actually doing something and therefore deserve your vote, they take firm stands against anything the other side suggests. This leads to such wonderfully satisfying outcomes for us as the passing of a budget resolution to avoid a government shutdown with one hour to go on April 8. They worked "really, really hard" to accomplish this feat.

Then of course the debt ceiling debacle, which, even though passed barely in time to avoid a default, led to a reduction of our credit rating because we are no longer trusted to manage our own money.

Now another continuing resolution is agreed upon at the last moment while the children snivel and whine and say, "If you don't do what I say, I'll take my ball and go home. So there."

I think H.L. Mencken said it best: "... there is nothing much to do save turn the sitting rascals out and let a new gang in."

I am sick to death of brinkmanship governance, and speaking for myself, I vow not to vote for any incumbent.

Will anyone join me?

Henry A. Robertson

Beaufort

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