Are They REALLY Working for Us?

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    Republican or Democrat...really? We vote these yahoo's in. They don't really work for any of us, do they?
    If they did, they wouldn't have received their pay checks either. Our soldiers weren't going to, our elderly were going to have delays in their social security checks, government employees would have to stay home, IRS refunds would have been delayed if sent by regular mail.
    Come on people...they're all too arrogant!
    Down to the "11th hour"? Seriously! Who do they think they are? Playing games with peoples lives...not their own though, oh no! They didn't have a thing to loose!
    I have always voted from the age of 18. I have always taken it very seriously, a privilege-not a right! We brought all of our kids up the same way, a privilege-not a right. Just like a drivers license.
    Why can't we have candidates that think like that...a privilege to work for us, not a right!
     
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    Excellent topic. We're on the same wavelength with this one. No, they don't care. We the People should DEMAND that in future episodes of threatened government shutdown, it would be MANDATORY that the president and every member of the House and Senate will be the first in line to have their salaries confiscated and held indefinitely in limbo while they try to work out budget costs and deficits; second on the list would be all of their aids, staffers and czars who help draw up all the bills and/or other actions that are proposed and presented for passage. How long do you think it would take to get a budget passed and get our economy under control if their pockets were immediately affected?

    Every law submitted for passage by the Congress and signed into law by the president will have a MANDATORY clause by which they cannot exclude themselves from participation - such as the health care law that has been foisted onto the rest of us. They and their families should be MANDATED to go through at least a 5-year "guinea pig" period to see how well it works for them before they foist it off on us.

    There are any number of governmental departments and/or agencies that could be done away with altogether and that alone would bring down the obscene amounts of taxpayer money that is totally wasted.
     
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    Or

    Simply Amend the constitution to require a balanced budget.

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    Naw, that would be to freakin' complicated
     
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    No, they do not work for the public. Within the bounds of the party, politicians work for their supporters because they cross their palms with silver. It’s not that they are money hunger; most of them are wealthy to begin with. But in politics, you don’t get into political office without money and political office is power and that’s what it’s all about.

    Disagreements over the budget can easily be resolved by agreeing to a 1% across the board cut. That will never happen because it takes away from Congress’s power to control program funding.
     
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    Getting the votes in congress to pass what would certainly be a controversial amendment would not be a simple matter. Some in congress would find fatal defects in such an amendment; they are too close to reaching their goal. Instead Congressman Paul Ryan proposes enacting a statute.
     
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