We don’t need career politicians!
I’m tired of career politicians. Some of them have been there for 20 years, and more. Some legislators claim that their years in the house or senate improves their ability to get things done. BALONEY!
If that was true, we’d have the ability to recall elected officials, which we do not. We’d have primary election runoffs, which we do not. They would have eliminated crossover voting, which they have not and probably will not, along with many other legitimate items.
Many, but fortunately not all, are masters of double talk; long on promises (isn’t that the same as a pledge), and short on delivery. Far too many are there for their own egos, power and notoriety, rather than representing their constituents.
Does your rep or senator really care what you think or want? If so, they would be holding town halls to hear from you. What, yours don’t hold town halls?? If they do, are they at a time of day that working stiffs can actually attend?
Those in the Senate and House leadership have far too much power over legislation. All too often, they put bills into a drawer, never to be seen again.
The rules need to be changed so that any bill with 6 or more sponsors will be brought up for a roll call vote in both chambers.
In addition, the rules should require that all votes be roll call votes so that legislators cannot hide their actions from their constituents.
Some changes are needed, and they won’t happen if we keep electing the same politicians.
An important thing for all of us to keep in mind, especially the legislators, is that the preamble to our wonderful constitution starts with three extremely important and immortal words: “We the People”.
Remember that when you go to the polls.