We, the People...

http://fromgrindtowhine.com/2012/10/12/we-the-people/

We, the People…

OCTOBER 12, 2012

Hey politicians, remember us?  The citizenry you are supposed to represent?  Well, we’re fed up.

We’re tired of the polarizing, mud-slinging you call campaigning.  We’re tired of the way you rule our country instead of leading.  And we’re tired of your self-aggrandizing, spotlight-seeking, power-hungry legislating that works more to further your own personal agendas than promote any kind of real leadership for our nation.  With a Congress who has voted themselves better pay, better benefits, and better pensions than the majority of American citizens, we are perilously close to the same system of “taxation without representation,” that gave birth to our country 236 years ago.

It’s time We, the People, stood up and started working to elect government officials who truly have OUR best interests at heart, instead of their own.  Our politicians want to create real reform for our country?  Sounds good to me.  I, for one, would be more than happy to elect any candidate from any party who was willing to push through the following items of change in an effort to reform our political leaders.

  1. 1.  Create Term Limits.  Politics is a civic duty, not a career. Two consecutive 4-year terms in office should be the maximum limit for every political office. Since serving as a politician is a civic duty that requires individuals to leave their “real” jobs, offer politicians one year of salary after their term has ended so they may use that year to find a job. No more lifetime pensions.  

  2. 2.  Lawmakers must adopt same policies they pass. The Federal Government is one employer.  As an employer, they should be bound by the same policies they enforce on the private sector. Those serving in office should abide by the same healthcare, tax policies, and laws as the rest of the citizenry.  This will NOT discourage good people from running for office.  No good people currently run for office anyway.  This will eliminate the power-hungry and the greedy from running for office and open the way for those who actually want to serve in the best interests of our nation and not in their own best interests.
 

Hey politicians, remember us?  The citizenry you are supposed to represent?  Well, we’re fed up.

We’re tired of the polarizing, mud-slinging you call campaigning.  We’re tired of the way you rule our country instead of leading.  And we’re tired of your self-aggrandizing, spotlight-seeking, power-hungry legislating that works more to further your own personal agendas than promote any kind of real leadership for our nation.  With a Congress who has voted themselves better pay, better benefits, and better pensions than the majority of American citizens, we are perilously close to the same system of “taxation without representation,” that gave birth to our country 236 years ago.

It’s time We, the People, stood up and started working to elect government officials who truly have OUR best interests at heart, instead of their own.  Our politicians want to create real reform for our country?  Sounds good to me.  I, for one, would be more than happy to elect any candidate from any party who was willing to push through the following items of change in an effort to reform our political leaders.

  1. Create Term Limits.  Politics is a civic duty, not a career. Two consecutive 4-year terms in office should be the maximum limit for every political office. Since serving as a politician is a civic duty that requires individuals to leave their “real” jobs, offer politicians one year of salary after their term has ended so they may use that year to find a job. No more lifetime pensions.  
  2. Lawmakers must adopt same policies they pass. The Federal Government is one employer.  As an employer, they should be bound by the same policies they enforce on the private sector. Those serving in office should abide by the same healthcare, tax policies, and laws as the rest of the citizenry.  This will NOT discourage good people from running for office.  No good people currently run for office anyway.  This will eliminate the power-hungry and the greedy from running for office and open the way for those who actually want to serve in the best interests of our nation and not in their own best interests.


~Stace

From Grind to Whine 

Being Mommy from first slurp to last sip.

 

 

 

Recent Posts by From Grind to Whine

Comments

In order to comment on BlogHer.com, you'll need to be logged in. You'll be given the option to log in or create an account when you publish your comment. If you do not log in or create an account, your comment will not be displayed.