Fighting over Knuckleheads...

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    You ever get the feeling that no matter who's in charge in Washington, we're screwed?

    Soooo what's the answer, how do we get these buffoons working for us again?

    I'd say, first thing would be to cut their privileges so they have to live with the same laws we do....
     
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    Problem!!!!!

    They would have to vote on that.

    An Honest attorney General would go a long way.
     
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    I've known that most of my life.

    When were they ever "working for us"?

    Far be it from me to defend Congress, but there are very few laws that don't apply to members of Congress and do apply to everyone else. They already have to live with the same laws we do.

    The only exception is the "insider trading" thing, which is mostly nonsense anyway.
     
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    They would work for us......if we would do our job and vote in our own best interests.
     
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    Well when you have a voter base that wants their politicians to favor the rich and most capitalist of our society, then you shouldn't expect leaders that want to stand by the people as a whole.
     
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    Maybe we should just strip them of most of their power and rely on ourselves.
     
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    You say that and yet you still want America to remain a superpower. The thing that makes us powerful in the world are our powerful government organizations and military that act as a buffer and conduit to the outside world.
     
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    *sigh*

    We DO rely on ourselves.......via representative government. It is THE American way.
     
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    Okay smart Guy...I'm not in the mood to argue..

    When you're talking privileges, these Government folks take care of themselves pretty well.
    You think cutting their benefits might give them some motivation?

    btw..you're certainly welcome to come up with some ideas to get them on the right track.

    (heck.. I might get the opportunity to pick on You also...:lol:)
     
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    Possibly. But how do you expect to get 535 people to vote to give themselves less benefits?

    I have no answers. For all intents and purposes, I think we're screwed, and have been since the beginning.

    You say you're not in the mood to argue (which I certainly understand, but then wonder why you're posting on a message board now). Right now, I'm in a pretty nihilistic mood.

    But of course, I would expect no less.:D
     
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