I am convinced that if I looked up the phrase, "useless gits" in the dictionary, there would be a picture of the United States Capitol, meeting place of the US Congress. Because of the 535 members of the House and Senate, I am pretty sure most are pert near worthless and should be replaced as soon as possible. I am grateful for the few who actually do their jobs and try to make our country a richer, safer, better place. Unfortunately, those worthwhile members are seemingly few and far between.
I do actually keep trying to give our government, and even Congress, the benefit of the doubt. I try find reasons to assume they are really doing what they think needs to be done. But, there is far too much evidence to the contrary. Case in point: Roger Clemens' steroid trial which has now spawned the Roger Clemens' perjury trail. Excuse me? Why on earth was Congress ever involved in baseball's drug use issues?
I will grant you I am not a big fan of major league baseball. I prefer minor league, and even better are pro football and NBA Spurs games. But, despite my prejudice against MLB, I think I am still able to be fair-minded regarding this particular matter. Probably more fair towards baseball than Congress knowing my deep-seated prejudices.
Our country currently has a debt of nearly $16 trillion. Our annual Federal deficit runs an average of $1,000 billion. Congress has not passed a budget in nearly three years. And, these are just some of our most recent problems. Yet, Congress thinks the use of steroids in sports is a worthwhile endeavor? A good excuse for wasting time and money? Seriously? As I said at the beginning, "Useless gits."
So long as our government continues to have such misplaced concerns, I fear we will continue to have never-ending financial and societal ills. In view of this it is my great hope that each and every voter will look closely at their Representative and Senator. Are your concerns being adequately addressed by Congress? If not, please remember when you vote in November.
And, so long as we are replacing useless gits . . . could we send Obama and Biden back home as well? They are definitely as worthless as the worst in Congress!
© Suzann C. Darnall, MAY 2012, San Marcos, Texas
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