"Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress...But I repeat myself." ~Mark Twain
Okay, is this a great quote or what? Has anyone been watching the news? And what's going on in congress . . . or the lack thereof? Did we actually elect these people? Oh yeah we did, because that's when they promised to do something.
Is there a 'lemon-law' for congressional employees? Like on a car (or any really expensive purchase) you get so long to change your mind, resend the offer, cancel the policy. How do we cancel Congress?
Me, personally, I'm all for electing Moms and teenagers (college age is okay) to Congress. Why? Moms know how to get a thousand things done at the same time and they know how to finish a task. Just try half-cleaning a room and see a mom's reaction. They also have eyes in the back of their heads--and you thought big-hair was only for fashion. Moms know what goes on around them, in their real world. I'm certain most of Congress must be from another planet because they seem totally clueless as to what the average American wants or needs.
As for why I'd put teenagers, who live in the World of Me, into Congress: they believe everything affects them, everything is personal--there are no time outs for teenagers. Okay, so we'd have to deal with the whole drama-thing for teenagers . . . wait, we're already dealing with that in Congress and those folks are old enough to know better. But I'd love to have someone in Congress who feels personally about the world, who takes their commitment personally--who simply believes personally.
My wallet is personal (high gas prices, soaring food costs). My children's education is personal (no child left behind--yeah, right) My morals are personal (how are we still ignoring dying children just because their country doesn't produce oil?) Where do we find folks who take their job personally?
Pick anyone, from any walk of life, who would you choose to put in Congress?