Let The People Do What The Government Won’t!

When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child. But when I grew up, I put away childish things.
~ 1 Corinthians 13:11

We punish our children for acting like children but we reward the actions of our Congressmen’s with repeat votes and reelections. Time for a good old fashioned whippin’. Petty disagreements that serve no purpose other than to perpetuate your argument are childish. I don’t care how old you are. It’s just a sign of how immature you are and I see so much of this in the U.S. Congress that it makes my blood boil. To me, if something has a chance of working but your party is not the one who came up with it, so what. Do the right thing. If passing a bill that will help the country but it might not impact your state in a beneficial way, and you don’t get reelected because of it – so be it. Do the right thing.

The bickering between parties is an embarrassment. No matter how good President Obama’s intentions are/were, the Republicans were going to make sure nothing he had on his agenda, made it to fruition. When the Republican party fought back against Obama it seemed to this blogger that the Democrats didn’t have the stock, hutzpa or how should I say… the balls to fight back.

I’ve heard it said that there are those in Congress (both parties) who just don’t want a Black man to succeed where White men have failed. It’s a very cynical thought, not to mention a prejudiced accusation, but I myself am starting to see the validity in the statement. Your job, Congressmen and women is to serve the country. Not your best interest. Not your wallet or pocketbook. Your concern should always be for the weakest among us, not major corporations. Take care of the people and the people will take care of the businesses!

I don’t usually rant on my blog. I can only recall one other time but I wanted to get this off my chest ever since I heard how poorly the U.S.P.S. was doing. I have come up with one way to help the economy and one way to help alleviate the strain that technology has placed on the Post Office.

1) Construction is down because of the real estate situation. Construction workers, electricians, and all the other industries impacted can be put back to work helping the economy as well as the environment. I propose we convert every government owned building to solar power. I propose every building the government uses and rents, find a different building if the owner does not want to convert the building to solar power. I further propose that the owner of the building must use out of work contractors to do the job.

2) As far as the Post Office is concerned, I like Saturday delivery. It’s when I send my Netflix movies back to guarantee I get the new releases delivered on Tuesday (selfish much)? Seriously, I think it would be great if in exchange for all the tax breaks the Lukoil’s, BP’s, Gulf’s, Shell’s and so on get that the Congress make some sort of deal where the USPS gets gas at a flat fee of $2.00 per gallon. If gas prices dip below $2.00 then they would pay the lower price. I know that would save the Post Office a substantial amount of money and perhaps aid it to get back on it’s feet. Ben Franklin can stop rolling in his grave.

I know nothing in reality is as simple as this post makes it out to be, but there is really nothing difficult about just doing the right thing. I believe we the people have ideas that will never be tapped that will help our economy prosper again. If you’ve come up with ideas yourself, please let me know. Perchance someone of ‘importance’ wanders across this blog, they will take some of our suggestions into consideration. And you certainly don’t have to be an American. Hard times and hurting economies are a worldwide problem. Any ideas?

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  1. #1 by Paul Orr on January 24, 2012 - 4:58 AM

    As for censorship. I’m a grownup, mature enough to make my own decisions. How dare anyone think they can tell me what I can listen to, read, or watch.

  2. #2 by Paul Orr on January 24, 2012 - 4:54 AM

    Politicians are the same the world over. I was talking to a friend today about how much we pay our Politicians. Our Prime Minister (leader of the ruling party) is paid over $NZ200,000 dollars for ‘governing’ a country with a population of 4 million. I understand the US President is paid about $US 200,000 for governing a country of 300 million. And you think you have problems.
    Politicians here make a big deal of going into politics as an act of public service, (I think it is about power) and we have a supposedly independent Authority that determines their salaries. The “HSC” works on the principle that our ‘brilliant’ Politicians would all be in high paying positions if they were out in the ‘real’ world, so they should be paid salaries commensurate with their abilities. Ha!
    I believe that if Politicians are truly committed to public service, they should be paid a reasonable salary (one must not forget the perks which come with the job; cheap or free air travel), which I submit would be about 50% of their current salaries; which would still be higher than the national average.
    Then we would see who really is committed to ‘public service’. Maybe then, too, they would be more accessible.

  3. #3 by Rose Reynolds on January 22, 2012 - 5:22 PM

    Government officials have been acting like children for many many years. Our founding fathers would turn over in their graves if they could see things today. Money rules the country. It is a shame too. Great post.

    • #4 by Tom Baker on January 22, 2012 - 7:56 PM

      You are correct Rose. It’s an embarrassment to the rest of the world.

  4. #5 by TemptingSweets99 on January 21, 2012 - 10:48 AM

    we need more people in congress who think like you. how did you put the “stop censorship” ribbon on your blog. where did you find it. i’d like to do the same. thanks.

    • #6 by Tom Baker on January 22, 2012 - 7:55 PM

      I hope you got the censorship banner across your blog. If not, let me know. You just go to settings and click on SOPA.

      • #7 by TemptingSweets99 on January 22, 2012 - 10:08 PM

        Thanks to you, I found it and put it up. Yay!

  5. #8 by Paula on January 21, 2012 - 12:21 AM

    I like your ideas Tom! They make good sense, so of course our government would never go for it. :)

    “Your job, Congressmen and women is to serve the country. Not your best interest. Not your wallet or pocketbook.” AMEN!

    • #9 by Tom Baker on January 22, 2012 - 7:53 PM

      Paula I think they are good ideas too. I think a lot of Americans have good ideas.

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