posted on Feb, 16 2019 @ 10:42 PM
a reply to: mamabeth
Rather depressing isn't it? You can thank all our elected officials for this. They control the direction of this country and they're supposed to be
addressing our domestic problems on behalf of the American people and not along party platforms. There are way too many domestic issues hurting this
country which our elected officials have been ignoring for way too long! They don't blink an eye when they allocate trillions of dollars toward the
military industrial complex.
Their outrageous salaries and benefits are out-of-touch with the majority of Americans. Living the easy life isolates them from the struggles and
daily complaints by the American people. Many of these elected officials have become millionaires from corporate influences, book deals and yes
Anybody with a little amount of common sense can understand why a billionaire or millionaire can't relate to American's living pay-check to pay-check
or just struggling to pay healthcare premiums and prescriptions. Our own president said he could "relate" to government workers who were out of work
not getting a paycheck! LMAO, that ridiculous statement doesn't need explaining.
Our elected officials have created a system where they vote on their own term limits, pay raises, and pension benefits. They've created inside
systems that protect themselves from scandals or from being prosecuted for a crime that many of us would find ourselves behind bars at the drop of a
hat. Much of this is clearly a conflict of interest while giving a thumb up their nose to taxpayers! It doesn't matter if you're a Republican,
Democrat or Independent, once you become aware of their greedy self-interests, their thirst for power and influence, and their sole interest to hold
onto their political office, you've succeeded to ignore party labels altogether. When you compare your personnel benefits to members of congress'
privileged benefits, your blood will boil!
Defending them and believing their BS and political twists without looking at facts, the fine detail or it's direct impact on Americans is doing
nothing but making Americans play the same bait and switch game. The fact a President can pardon himself or those that have committed a crime on his
behalf is also placing elected officials above the law. I can still remember the day when Ford pardoned Nixon and how many Americans became outraged.
Can you imagine being able to pardon your son or daughter if they committed a crime? Yeah right! The entire system has become corrupt and it's
about time voters send a clear message and let them know it's time to clean house. Our founding fathers could never have dreamed how our elected
officials would use their elected office for their own benefit and protection.