Friday, August 7, 2009

Congress plans to spend $550 million for private jets

Are these Washington clowns serious? After making a huge issue over the auto execs flying into Washington, D.C. on corporate jets, comes this story in the Huffington Post.

So Congress wants to spend $550 million to upgrade their fleet of private jets so they can fly their pointless butts all over the country, on our dime while they tell us we need a health care system far less than what they currently enjoy.

The arrogance of Congress (Republicans and Democrats), in my humble opinion, is everything that is wrong with this country. Let these lawmakers fly sandwiched into coach class on a Northworst (Delta) flight and maybe, just maybe, they might get a taste of what it's like to live in the real world, the one they know nothing about.

We need to throw all the bums out. They defend legislation they haven't read and can't explain, and then criticize and demean the citizens who question them. This is Alice in Wonderland time.

And now another round of billions to help my neighbor buy a new car, also on my dime.

All this and they are surprised they are greeted by a tar and feathers mob at their meet and greet forums when they come home. What a bunch of toads.

I thought protest, organized or not, were a part of what we call the First Amendment. To paraphrase Harry Truman: "If you can't stand the heat, quit trying to burn down the house."

Here's the deal: People want you to explain to them clearly and honestly what it is you are proposing for health care. Until you have read the bills and can do that, don't vote on it.


Anonymous said...

Amen, Jim.

Let's have Congress:

• Abide by the laws they pass (and not exclude themselves).
• Prepare their own taxes.
• Live on Social Security.
• Not have lifetime health bennies.
• Not get gold-plated pensions.
• Fly coach.

Things would change mighty quick!

ed said...

Our elected "leaders"

We should be in DC and there in the millions. Each with a pitchfork and drag everyone of those bums out on the lawn for a good whipping. But we go to the beach or play golf while our once great country falls apart.
They tard and feathered in the old days for good reason we have one now.