Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Congress, Corruption and Kidneys

A Congresswoman's husband ran a kidney transplant operation that the federal government wanted to shut down because a number of kidney transplants had failed. This seemed to be the federal government doing its job.
But Democratic representative Shirley Berkley forced the government to back down. The Nevada Congresswoman worked diligently to protect her husband's income.
This is not unusual. And it happens on both sides of the aisle. No matter which party the legislator belongs to their number one concern is increasing family wealth.
Given the sorry state of affairs, who would put their trust in this Congress to solve the nation's ills?
As an independent, my view my view is not to trust any of them. Sen. Harry Reid, also of Nevada, has enriched his family remarkably well through his position in the Senate. Both parties have numerous examples of pure unmitigated greed in their ranks.
Now we are expecting these self-serving greedy politicians to redress the balance in our society, between those who have and those who have not. We expect them to reduce the federal deficit and provide jobs for the unfortunate Americans who are out of work or underemployed.
Neither party cares about corruption within its ranks. Both parties do favors for the rich. If you think these self-centered people will put America first, I figure you still believe in the Easter Bunny.

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