What would you say in your letter to Congress? Here is what my hypothetical letter would be:
The Argument over the debt limit by both Republicans and Democrats is Mind Boggling! I, like most Americans don't like increased taxes but will bite the bullet if my money is spent wisely. I agree completely that congress must curb spending. Our time is wasted, their time is wasted, where are the real problems and why won't our officials stand up and do what we hired them to do?
It is time for everyone in congress, house and senate, to stop this nonsense do what needs to be done. Politics in Washington has reached a state where no progress can be made. Elected officials waste valuable time playing election games and ignore and won't even talk about solutions and real problems that must be faced to pull our country out of this dismal hole we are in. I have heard no one on either side address problems such as corruption in our election system, why money is the main qualification for eligibility to hold office. Why has no one investigated but barely even discussed corruption by lobbyist? It is time for our elected officials to step up and fix these basic issues.
Day after day, I watch disastrous decisions being made in Washington, or worse no decisions at all. Prim and Proper, all seem to look the other way and avoid standing up and facing real issues. The latest absurdity, debating raising the debt limit has reached new levels of insanity. After assuring us, wall street, and the world we would not default on our debts, both sides bantered as though it would really not get raised. Episodes would have been more entertaining had they ran the following tag prior to each news cast:
"The Events in this Portion of Programming are Fiction and intended for entertainment purposes only...Proceeding events in no way depicts what will actually happen in Congress/Senate concerning Raising the Debt LImit...Actors are real and serve in both the House of Representatives and the Senate...programming is intended for all audiences...Maturity is not required."
Get to the real business that needs to be done. Dispose of this ridiculous 60 Vote majority rule. You are better than this....I elected You!
Fix the fraud in Medicare, make Medicare/Medicaid eligible to compete for drug prices; these atrocities stand out like a flashing neon sign....who can dispute the wrongness of this, why hasn't this been fixed? Simply stopping fraud waste and abuse within the budget can save phenomenal amounts of money, have you even looked?
Jobs.....Infrastructure, our bridges and roads are falling apart. Put people to work. Bring our manufacture back from overseas. Start paying for our wars! If we have to go to war get everyone involved, one percent of Americans fight, our wars don't even register with most Americans, sell war bonds. Seriously have the news report on our soldiers dying in foreign lands. When I ask a member of my family about her opinion of the war she stated "I support the troops, I just don't want to know anything about it!" So many share these attitudes blocking out thoughts of Americans fighting and dying for our country. This is insulting, you have to do better!
Seriously revise ethic rules, perhaps a third party should do it, how can congress ever police themselves? Why would we allow anyone in our country to have the power to be their own police force. How can you let things like this happen?
Farm subsidies are being paid out in millions to the wealthy who in many cases don’t farm. Tax loops prevent revenues from reaching our coffers, why haven't you fixed this?
Real problems exist...I have mentioned only a few...will no one stand up! How can you look constituents in the eye, read their emails, recite the same old talking points day after day?
Polls are done daily to see who will be blamed for this or that. One recent poll (from memory, not completely accurate) said something like 53 percent blamed Republicans and 46 percent blamed Democrats. The real picture here is both parties are losing. Faith in our officials is at an all time low. It is time for both parties to start worrying about keeping their jobs not about who is to blame. Time to quit worrying about re-election and make the hard decisions to get our country back on track. Your time is running out! Desire to see a Third Party merge is gaining momentum at an increasing rate. We are becoming more and more aware of the dismal acts of our politicians. Greed, power, and wealth have replaced patriotism, compassion and honesty. The two party system is failing miserably. Will it take a third party to wake our politicians up? We are ready for change!
What choices do we have, we the people are losing, savings are a thing of the past, the American dream has turned into a nightmare. Scraping, adjusting, doing without to make house payments, Trimming Insurance coverage, putting off buying that new car, expensive repair bills to maintain the wearing vehicle. Budgets undergo continuous adjustment in attempt to stretch funds to cover obligations. Who in Washington is listening? Day after Day, the same silly game playing in Washington, a seemingly live soap opera where at the end right after “tune in tomorrow for another episode” we turn off the media and go back to the details of real life....cutting our budget again.
P.S. You are Fired