I’m just stating the obvious here, the country in going down the toilet, our southern border is literally under assault, the Middle East is on fire, the Ukraine is under siege and our President thinks this is a good time to go spend a lavish holiday at Martha’s Vineyard? And just so you don’t think I’m playing favorites; I don’t think Congress has any more right to take a break either!
I’m still waiting for someone, or anyone for that matter, in Washington DC right now to be the grown-up and say “I think we need to stay at our desks, things are out of control and we need to fix this mess.”
I can understand Obama wanting to take a vacation, hell, all those high priced dinners, fundraising activities & parties can wear you out! But I’m thinking at least congress would be responsible and adult enough to stay on the job, or is it wishful thinking that our elected officials would do the right thing and stay on the clock and fix this mess we’re in?
If you’re the boss of an outfit and the company is in a complete state of disarray, you don’t just take off for a month and let the minimum wage employee deal with it! The boss stays at work and deals with whatever crisis the company is going through and only after the problem has been dealt with can he go on his cruise to the Bahamas. The same principle applies in Washington. The President, Senate and House of Representatives shouldn’t get to go on vacation while the country is in the crapper and let the bureaucrats deal with it while they’re gone. Most of those government employees are border-line idiots and can’t balance their own budgets, let alone deal with a national crisis.
So what makes President Obama think he can just take-off and go golfing, while our southern border is being over-run? Oh wait, I forgot…he doesn’t have to worry about being re-elected anymore….silly me. But with the mid-term elections only a couple of months away, any member of Congress who thinks he has earned the right to any kind of break right now, must be smoking crack!
I think anyone who reads this article needs to call their elected representatives and tell them to keep their butts firmly planted in their seats and work this thing out. They have absolutely no right to expect any kind of break or vacation. I’d say the same thing about Obama, but he’d just make things worse, so let that moron go do whatever he wants. As long as he’s playing golf he can’t sign any executive orders and gum-up the works any worse than it is now.
I would write a strong emotional letter to my representatives, but they’d only respond with a form letter telling me how much they care about me and my state (I know, I’ve tried and that’s exactly what’s happened in the past). No, I think an angry phone call is in order.
I don’t know about the rest of you folks, but my family can’t afford to take a vacation this year, food prices are at an all-time high, gas is almost $4.00 for a gallon of regular and our medical costs this year alone have almost drained us dry. No, my family isn’t going to the beach or the mountains for a camping trip this year. So where does some politician get-off thinking that they can just take 5 weeks off?
That’s pretty ballsy if you ask me.
If you are just like me, then you know what I’m saying. Here is how you can call your elected officials and give them a piece of your mind.
I think every member of congress needs to get a phone call from every hard working American family! Tell these incompetent morons that they have no business leaving their office while things are the way they are in the country right now! Tell them to secure the border and “if” and only “if,” mind you, they can do that, then we’ll think about letting them come home for a break.
Until then, I say stay at your desk and get something done!
Richard Anthony is a US Army veteran who served from 1975 to 1980. He was stationed in Frankfurt West Germany from 1976 to 1978 with the 3rd Armored Divisions 143rd Signal Battalion as a Tactical Telecommunications Center Specialist and was also with the 1st Cavalry Division 1st/12th Cav as a Combat Medic until discharge in 1980. He has been married for 20 years and has 3 sons. He’s also a very involved Tea Party activist. Be sure to follow Richard on Facebook.
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