Saturday, August 13, 2011


It’s laughable that Congress calls itself “public servants.” They make more money than most Americans; they have the best insurance plans; they have the best retirement plans; they have the bestServant vacation plans; and they have all kinds of perks and other fringe benefits. That is not a “servant” in my view. In fact, all these taxpayer funded “servants” are greatly insulated from the perils of the real economy. Too many of them have a skewed view of real life in the American economy. Many have been in government most of their lives and have been made wealthy and powerful by government. Thus, they think they (government) are the center of our economy. Even so, while the economy is in crisis, they are on vacation.

There are a lot of people in dire straits right now. If the government can affect good changes to the economy, it seems they’d be burning the candle at both ends to get it done. It gives the appearance that the “servants” have little connection with the plight of millions of Americans. It just seems odd that our “servants” are on vacation while the engines of our economy, businesses, are dying. The goose that lays the golden eggs is being smothered, largely by government, and our “public servants” seem content to watch the asphyxiation while on vacation. It seems like a doctor going on break while his patient is dying. It doesn’t sit too well with me.

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