The Failing of Our Politics Continues
The “Super Committee”, a group of twelve Congress members, were tasked with finding a solution to America’s debt crisis and the deadline is 24 hours away. The outlook is grim.
The official vote for whatever solution the “Super Committee” was supposed to engineer must be delivered to the public at least 48 hours before the voting deadline on Wednesday. That means the plan is due tomorrow. If no plan is presented tomorrow, the “Super Committee” will have failed.
The possible failure of the “Super Committee” follows a long line of failures of Congress to act in the best interest of the American people. Their failure is just a reflection of the larger failure of American politics.
Who imagined a half dozen bull-headed politicians could agree on anything when they couldn’t do it before?
Why has it become OK to forget what comprise means?
Why has it become OK to continue to hurt America and its people over politics?
Why isn’t it OK to make those that forced us into multiple wars pay for the costs of those wars?
Why isn’t it OK to make those corporations that tanked the worldwide economy pay for their disregard?
Why must those that that are the victims of these injustices now be asked to pay for them?
Why are we all suffering the failures of our politicians, our government, and our people?
I wish I had a good answer for these questions but I don’t.
Our politicians have failed to do what is right for our country. Our people have failed by letting these political failures into office.
What is our recourse for the continued pulling of America down the drain.
Everyday Americans need to speak out, shout out. Join the Occupy Wall Street movement and help make these voices heard. When the topic comes up in conversations, use it as an opportunity to inform people that Occupy Wall Street is about the vast majority of Americans taking back the power, and holding those who are endangering America’s future accountable for their actions.
Contact your representatives. Let them know that you are in favor of compromise, that you are either in favor of their actions or you disagree. Our representatives have gotten away with doing what’s best for their re-election campaigns or the lobbyists for a long time. Let them know that Americans are no longer the apathetic sheep we used to be. We are watching what they do, we will remember, and they will be held accountable.
Come election time, make sure you go out and vote these obstructionists out of office. Vote these uncompromising political failures out of office.
We need to, no we MUST, send a message to Washington and the politicians that represent us that we will not stand for failure. We will not stand for their inability to legislate. We will not stand for them to demean, degrade and deconstruct this country that we all love.
Super Committee Members
- Patty Murry
- Max Baucus
- John Kerry
- James Clyburn
- Xavier Becerra
- Chris Van Hollen
- Jen Hensarling
- Dave Camp
- Fred Upton
- John Kyl
- Pat Toomey
- Rob Portman