My friends and I continually e-mail each other regarding our gripes about members of Congress and their unbelievable perks, and we can see nothing positive about Obama and his family. We know changes must be made with Congress being able to take such splendid care of themselves, but our complaining to each other solves nothing. I have recently send them this letter:
“I know we all have received numerous e-mails regarding the complaints with Congress and how disturbing the whole situation has become and about those who will promise anything to get their foot in the door to become a career politician with those unbelievable perks. You know the story. We get those e-mails, agree with them, shake our fists and maybe say a few choice expressions, then pass them along. In time, we go through similar cycles repeatedly. That is fine, and I appreciate getting them.
But what is actually being done about the problems? Questions have been going around in my head, then I received an e-mail asking me the same questions. We circulate these e-mails, but really what can we do about our complaints? What can we do to achieve results that need to be taken care of? Does anyone have any answers? Do we acquire petitions? If so, who should receive them? Surely not Congress! Do you think they would slap their own hands? All I have are more questions, and no answers whatsoever. Perhaps I am confessing to my ignorance, but I have no idea where to begin, and I am not at all embarrassed to seek help. Our government is out of control, and all of us need to take some type of action. We can’t afford to sit back and just wring our hands.
Congress freely distributes all of those benefits and salary increases among themselves, but who has the authority to remove those privileges and make some changes? Very few in Congress said they would not accept their paychecks if the military was not paid… remember that a short time ago? They said they had earned their pay and needed it…..and did they think the military didn’t earn their paychecks and that they didn’t need their paychecks? Ask these fellows over there in harm’s way, day after day…..under constant stress with no relief, and this may be their fifth or sixth tour of duty. But that gets me on a different soapbox.
The manner of realization and priorities of members of Congress is truly unbelievable and frightening in my opinion, and they are leading our country. Of course, we are all concerned with how and where they are leading us. It seems no one is listening to us. How do we get their attention? Do we each write our representative and lower the boom? I think we are desperate for answers. I personally welcome any suggestions. Time is of the essence.