It seems like this is what our political system has come down to. I love a good political debate and noone has ever accused me of being shy when it comes to my belief's. I have come to the popint in my life where I vote Pro-Life , nocompromise, everything else to me is seconday. I will vote for the person who takes a stand for the pre-born. Putting that side for the purposes of this post I am disgusted by the complete lack of integrity by our elected official. It has gotten to the popint where our officials would rather be thought incompetent than to face the cameras and tell the truth.
I happen to believe it would have been wrong to not pay the AIG bonuses that were already contracted for. My reasons and those of others have been stated on other posts. My problem is that when the bill was written so did most of our officials, but now one negative news story nad they are all running for cover.Just as an example, Chris Dodd would rather have us believe that he was so incompetant as to either not know about or not agree to his own ammendment that face the cameras and tell us why the ammendment was added.
I do not believe for a second that the congressmen who said the AIG officials should commit suicide did not really think that.
The problem is that we accept it. If I point out that President Obama broke his campaign promise about earmarks the only response I am likely to get is someone pointing out a campaign promise President Bush broke, which will be followed by a campaign promise President Clinton broke, which will be followed by a campaign promise President Bush Sr. broke and then everyone likes to pile on President Carter. How about for a change say goodbye to past accusations and hold the current President to the fire. Or how about <heaven forbid the current president , no matter who it is just come out and tewll us " I know I promised _____ in the campaign , but at the time I was not aware of thingsd i am aware of now and I need to break that promise.
We might actually get a president we cpuld respect.
How about when one side catches the otherside doing something blatantly wrong, the side of the guilty party hold that person accountable, I think that would really further the cause of that party.
We as a nation have gotten to the point that we accept the fact that our elected officials, cheat on their taxes, on their wives, lie to their constituents, their staff,s their families, and even under oath and WE ARE ONLY OUTRAGED IF IT IS THE OTHER PARTY.
I'M SORRY BUT WE HAVE THE GOVERNMENT WE DESERVE