Nothing’s Changed for 535

The responsibility is ours for the mess, we keep electing the same kinds of people. We don’t need them to be saints, just honest, smart and able to resist the temptations of money and power. More than 30 years ago, Charley Reese of the Orlando Sentinel wrote this. Here are a few excerpts. Please post this page everywhere since many won’t read the whole article.

It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 235 [330 in 2018!] million cannot replace 545 people who stand convicted – by present facts – of incompetence and irresponsibility.

I can’t think of a single domestic problem, from an unfair tax code to defense overruns, that is not traceable directly to those people.

Please note he was writing when Congress had a Democratic majority, and he later laid the same blame when Republicans were in control. Because it really doesn’t matter which Party is in charge, it’s still run by money, isn’t it?

There are no insoluble government problems. Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they can take it.

And here is the whole point:

Those 545 people and they alone are responsible. They and they alone have the power. they and they alone should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses – provided they have the gumption to manage their own employees.

Do our young people a favor and fix this. Start by sending independents who aren’t funded by parties or business.

Spread the word, share this now or it won’t happen.

Original Article

By Ed Rushman

Technical manager in Orange County, parent, husband.