Congress inadequacy, to say the least.
I have written several times about the flimflam of our Congress.
For those who are unfamiliar with this term here is it:
flimflam - a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property.
That is the way we handle our national problems. And in the past, this self interest was damaging to our national interest but most of us were not hurt too badly by it. Usually "only" the powerless members of our society did. They have little political power. The beneficiaries often were the wealthy, the upper 5% of the population. Over the years they got financial benefits in the trillions. Both Democrats and Republicans are part of this game. The Republicans, clearly more than the Democrats.
But when they are doing the same now with our massive financial problems and the inaction on global warming problems, we all will be suffering because our future looks cloudier.
Here is what the Nobalist Paul Krugman wrote recently about the way Congress is handling our financial problems:
" Don't blame Obama. There's only so much one man can do even if he is in the White House. Blame our political culture instead, a culture that rewards hypocrisy and irresponsibility rather than serious effort to solve America's problems. And blame the filibuster, under which 41 senators can make the country ungovernable, if they choose - and they have so chosen.
I'm sorry to say, but the state of the union, - not the speech, but the thing itself - isn't looking very good."
I fully agree with Dr. Krugman.
What can you, individually, do?
Write your two senators, and phone them, and tell them politely what you think about them. Tell them to think about our national needs first, their own selfishness second.
And ask other people to do the same. Our inaction let's them continue to abuse their power. The power we are giving them.
When many act, they MAY, listen.
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