Anyone thrilled with the mess in Washington, DC? Do you find yourself grieving over unending incompetence, dim-witted scandals, moronic rhetoric and hypocrisy cascading out of our nation’s capital daily?
Anyone excited about the activities of our U.S. Senate? How about the House of Representatives? Do you like Vice President Dick Cheney’s actions for the past seven years? Would you again vote for the bungling, if not lawless leadership, of President Bush?
Would you again choose 4,000 of our kids sacrificed in an endless, ludicrous and totally fabricated Iraq War? Is the carnage we provoked in Iraq worth destroying our national treasures: our youth, our moral standing in the world, our financial balance or our military?
In six years, what have we accomplished in Iraq? Answer: weekly killings, bombings, mayhem, chaos and millions of refugees. Our military destroyed a functioning society under one of dozens of similar dictators in the world.
At what cost? Answer: $600 billion and counting! $12 billion a month with no end in sight!
Are we safer from Islamic radicals? You answer that when our borders remain wide open to terrorism 24 hours a day! President Bush wouldn’t know a terrorist from an ice cream cone. Dick Cheney wouldn’t know an IED from a bag of popcorn.
What do the democrats and republicans deliver for the money we pay them to maintain our country? What proud accomplishments might they boast?
Do they pride themselves about their $700 billion trade deficit that they facilitate annually by doing nothing to stop it? Do they brag about the $9 trillion national debt they bequeathed upon our citizens for decades to come? Can they stand tall as they rebuild Iraq but watch Katrina-ravaged New Orleans slog through the unending rubble of devastated neighborhoods of our poorest Americans? Such profound incongruence!
How about 14 million unemployed Americans while 20 million illegal aliens depress and wreak havoc on our wages and jobs across America? How do they fabricate, “Illegal aliens do the jobs that Americans won’t do at slave wages….”
While we give billions of dollars to Iraq--and thousands of our soldiers’ lives, how can our President tolerate 1.3 million homeless people in America with 13 million children living below the poverty level?
While Bush sends 572,000 troops to 700 bases worldwide, how can he allow our borders to stand wide open to an invading armada of illegal aliens? How does it make sense to maintain 35,000 troops on Korea’s border, but not on our own?
Is it right for our Congress to force American taxpayers to shell out $338 billion dollars annually to pay for education, medical care, language translation, food, assisted housing and incarceration costs for people who broke our laws to enter our country and break our laws daily by remaining here? What rationale does the president use for his lack of upholding the U.S. Constitution?
Why would this Congress uphold and increase H-1B, H-2B, L-1 and many other visas that undermine and steal jobs away from millions of Americans? Why would those we elect to serve us enslave us? Why would they outsource, insource and offshore our jobs to third world countries in order to give our own corporations greater profits at the expense of our citizens?
The War on Drugs costs us $70 billion a year for the past 37 years, but drugs remain as available today as in 1971. Why does Congress ignore viable options while continuing to waste our money for its failed drug war?
We could address another dozen items ignored by our president and Congress: 80 percent of Americans want out of Iraq, 50 percent of black Americans that didn’t graduate from high school can’t find a job; 50 percent of American Hispanics and blacks drop out of high school, 50 percent of black and Hispanic teens have children out of wedlock and land in welfare lines; average American credit holder suffers a $9,240.00 balance; absence of national container recycle/deposit law to conserve resources; missing national energy policy; lack of water usage policy, shallow enforcement of our immigration laws, outright anarchy by employers of illegal aliens, mortgage foreclosures, national language usurped by immigrants, thousands of Americans killed by illegal aliens on our highways and in our homes, and the list goes on!
What’s at the base of this national trauma? Both republicans and democrats fail our country at the most profound level: integrity, common sense, reasoned solutions and actions! Reelection trumps unified efforts. Senators Obama, Clinton and McCain failed to address our most pressing problems in their years of service. The House of Representatives languishes in Abramoff scandals, Duke Cunningham $2.4 million bribes, Tom Delay money laundering and God only knows how many other payoffs and kickbacks continue under the radar.