The Collapse of Congress
Butter Brings the Bagels
The Heat is On and Butter is Melting
Good Morning, Breakfastpoppers. Today is Sunday, July 30, 2017. Our sweet friend, Butter, is at the breakfast table this morning. She has freshly baked bagels for us, and every kind of spread imaginable. I will be serving Irish coffees with the bagels. Please join us. Butter and I have had it with Congress. We need to tell them that their poor performance will no longer be tolerated. We hope to see you soon. I'll leave the door open.
Thank you so much for joining me and Pop. I have come to the conclusion that Congress is an obsolete arm of government. In theory, those we elect are supposed to represent our interests in Washington. That is not happening now, and hasn't been in evidence for far too long. Executive action is the only way anything gets done, and in the case of Obama it was an utter disaster. The disaster now lies with Congress. The Democrats are fully invested in destroying any attempt to make our lives better. Each and every one of them will retire with a tainted legacy of repulsive resistance. I can't imagine how they can face their constituents back home, although many of their supporters don't seem to have a clue about what is going on. If they did and if they cared, they would call for a special election to re-call Congress.
The Republicans are no better. They have had quite a few years to come up with a replacement for the failing Obamacare horror. I don't know what they were doing during the Obama years, but they have nothing worthwhile to show us. I don't believe the"skinny " repeal was an answer to anything, but at least it was a sign that our representatives were willing to keep working. Thanks to Sens. McCain, Collins and Murkowski, the repeal never happened. Shame on them. Americans are, for the moment, stuck with Obamacare, and Congress could care less. Democrats are sending out emails applauding the mess, because it means that Obamacare has survived. They are unconcerned about the thousands upon thousands of people who no longer have coverage or options for health care. Our elected officials are a special breed. They never subject themselves to anything Americans have to deal with. That must change, and it better be soon.
Non Representation is Tyranny
The American people are flying without a net. Washington has gone mad, and it's gone ugly. It is unbelievable that no one there has a coherent thought about how to fix this disaster.
I have a thought. How about letting the free market sort things out? Washington can't string two sentences together that make any sense. Given the freedom, the insurance companies could come up with plans that appeal to the American people. Americans should be free to cross state lines to get the best coverage. The less government is involved, the better. Competition is the answer. Unlock the handcuffs and let the free market function the way it was meant to. Congress is the problem, so it's time to cut them out of the picture. While we are draining the swamp, how about enforcing term limits? If we had those limits, Sen. McCain and others would be long gone, and the American people might have a chance of getting things done.
Grinding to a Halt
Getting government out of lives is a great idea. Let's leave all the investigations to law enforcement people we trust. Congress calls people in, interrogates them strictly across party lines, accepts witnesses' refusal to testify and moves on. Watching these proceedings is actually painful. Nothing worthwhile ever comes out of the hearings. By worthwhile. I mean consequences. Clearly, it is possible to lie like a thief and walk away free and clear. Why waste all this time and money? As a taxpayer, I do not want my money going to Congress so they can play "government". I would prefer to buy them a one way ticket home. We could turn the halls of Congress into a small business arena, where innovative ideas could be born and put into action. I would suggest fumigating the "joint" first.
This land is my land
This land is your land
Too much government
Just gets in the way
Drain the swamp
And call it a day!