The Shame Of Politicians

The Shame Of Politicians

To the Editor:

There are some honest politicians- I hope! Why would a person spend millions of dollars to get elected to a job that pays $174,000 a year? Maybe it’s not because of the salary, but because of the PERKS. A person gets to fly around the world free and best of all is the HEALTHCARE program that is the best in the world- and it is FREE!  

One of the best things that could happen to America would be for us to NOT reelect any of our politicians. That doesn’t mean that we’d be assured of any better representations, it just means it would take them longer to figure out how to rip us off.

If there is a lightning rod now that is highlighting how inept and incompetent our Congress is, it’s the healthcare issue.

Much like the Massachusetts political manipulations to get a Democrat to replace Ted Kennedy, Harry Reid is threatening to use the “nuclear option” to pass the healthcare bill. In other words if the rules of fair play can’t get the bill passed, then let’s take whatever options needed.  And let’s rush the bill through. Most importantly, let’s not give people time to READ the bill! Who knows what might be found in the legislation!

Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday turned back a Republican amendment to wait 72 hours and require a full cost estimate before the final committee vote on the health care reform bill. It was the committee’s first vote out of more than 500 amendments awaiting them, in what has already been a contentious mark-up session.

The amendment would have delayed a vote on the final bill for about two weeks to allow the Congressional Budget Office to complete its final analysis on the cost and implications of the legislation. Arkansas Sen. Blanche Lincoln was the only Democrat to vote with Republicans for the amendment, further signaling that she may be an attractive swing vote for Republicans.

The shame of our politicians is our shame- for doing little or nothing

Ernie Fitzpatrick

Fitzpatrick is a spiritual-futurist with a BA degree in history. One cannot know the future without knowing the past which holds clues to what is on the horizon. The world is in such a rapid expansion of knowledge that we are close to entering a tipping point that will forever change earth as we know it.


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