posted on Feb, 16 2013 @ 02:19 PM
Originally posted by normal_human_being
i echo everyone's sentiments here on the thread but someone (or many someones) continue to vote her into office.
Have you ever been to San Francisco? It doesn't surprise me in the least they vote her back into office like clockwork. If California is the "land
of fruits and nuts" SF is their Mecca.
I was stationed in Monterey for a while at Naval Post Graduate school. We got SF TV stations. Some of the legislation they passed locally is a
reflection of their idiocy. Personally as long as they keep that crap local who am I to judge - I won't ever live in a place like that. The problem
is that Nancy thinks that her constituents are representative of America.
They have outlawed toys in children’s meals, coke machines, pet stores, and a myriad of other things but they have free bleach and needles on every
street corner. The drug addled homeless flock there and thrive in the entitlement society. The streets are packed with piss and feces - it is the
dirtiest city of its size I have ever seen. Traffic is horrendous.
The whole problem with the Representative system we have is that everyone thinks the problem is everyone else’s Congressman who are up to all the
shenanigans. They think their Congressman is a great guy/gal which is how we have a 10-15% approval rating but an 85% incumbent reelection rate.
The only solution to this issue is term limits. Force them to be citizen representatives rather than career politicians. ( I vomit a little whenever
I use career and politician in the same sentance - that should never be.) Our founding fathers were all reluctant Statesmen who did their duty and
expected little in return.
Now politicians have become a ruling class who has voted themselves all manner of exceptions and entitlements - a Cadillac of retirement plans and
health care etc. I say they should get whatever the military gets if that. Most of them are already millionaires.
I personally think anything related to Congressional, Senatorial or Presidential pay, staff budgets, benefits and travel should be approved by public