I don’t really talk about politics very much. It’s like religion–too personal and sensitive a subject for most to have a rational conversation about it. Think about it: you have all of these people back ideas and people just because of the name of the party they belong to. ”I’m a republican”. ”I’m a democrat”. Blah. Blah. Blah. Seriously? Personally I could give two craps about party lines; if an idea is a good one, it’s a good one and if it’s a bad one, it’s a bad one plain and simple. Screw the fact that it came from someone in another “party”. If you don’t think for yourself, blindly following someone to such a degree that you have your nose up their ass on the sole basis of group affiliation…. wait I’m getting carried away here….
This isn’t about parties or who is a majority or any other crap like that. It’s about hypocrisy. It’s about the stupidity and wastefulness of Congress.
Congress is making noise about something completely asinine when you look at the bigger picture. Its members are up in arms about the fact that the United States Olympic team is being outfitted for the opening and closing ceremonies in clothes manufactured in China. Now these people are screaming bloody murder and anti-patriotism. Never mind the fact that the Ralph Lauren Company is sponsoring and providing all of the clothes. Never mind the fact it is an American company, and is supporting the American athletes when their own government will not. The people complaining are once again showing how stupid they are when it comes to taking up for the right causes. If the Ralph Lauren Company is footing the entire bill, then who cares where the clothes come from? It is doing something the government isn’t so these Congressmen/women are trying to find any reason to take shots.
I’d also be curious as to where the clothes on these members’ backs are manufactured. And their cars. Where their investments are based. What kind of watches are on their wrists. Seems to me that it’s very convenient to be making a big stink over this particular issue when they need only look in the mirror when they call someone else unpatriotic in a situation like this.
Yes, there are a lot of people here who are out of work. Yes, the economy here is struggling. Yes, you are all a bunch of whiny, sheltered, self-serving morons. How about considering the fact that the U.S. government is being spared all of the costs that practically every other country is bearing to house, train and develop its Olympic program. Where is all of that saved money going? And just how many jobs would have been created for this singular event? What is the difference between this particular issue and taxpayer money being shipped overseas to deal with the same problems people over here suffer from ie: homelessness, malnutrition, illiteracy, and disease.
This isn’t the first time over the last couple of years I have taken exception to Congressional rumblings. The first action that really drew my ire was back in 2007 with the complete wastes of taxpayer time and money when it came to the whole steroids in Major League Baseball debacle. For starters, most of the fans didn’t make as big a deal as Congress did. It commissioned the 21-month long Mitchell Report, followed by weeks of testimony by former players named in the report, followed by trials against certain players who “lied” and “obstructed” the case. Again, nobody really cared to begin with, and they cared even less when it turned out that two of the most hated players in the sport were the ones on trial, Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens. The thing is, steroids weren’t banned or even tested for in baseball during the time which almost all of the players called to DC were active. Not only that, no one was actually caught possessing any illegal substances, so for all intents and purposes, this was simply a horse and pony show put on by Congress for something. I don’t think anybody in the country knows exactly what the point was to be honest. All people know is that nothing was proven against any individual athlete, and Congress appeared as fool as a result.
Let’s not forget about December 2010, when the morons were twiddling their thumbs on income tax law changes. The fact that people (myself included) had to wait more than an extra month to file tax returns wasn’t my biggest issue, although it did stir great emotion within me. No, what really did it for me was the fact that the members bitched and moaned about how they shouldn’t have to work over Christmas just because things weren’t yet settled. Well, of course, they wouldn’t have needed to even worry about it if they didn’t wait until the last friggin’ second to get on top of things. Last I checked, they worked for the American people-their duty being to serve our best interest–and screwing us even more than they already have just so they can have their precious little holiday isn’t in our best interest. Some played the religion card, which in a personal matter is ok, but not when you are talking about something that severely affects a nation based on and composed of people of many different faiths (and that’s all I will say on that matter).
So if anyone from, or with any association with members of the United States Congress, for the last time:
Please stop wasting the taxpayers’ money on such nonsense behind the bogus claim that it is to protect/better/enlighten us, or whatever other bullshit excuse you can come up with for why you waste our valuable and limited resources the way you do! Try looking into your own backyard and you will find just as many real problems that need fixing. There’s no need to leave the country or generate an issue to spend money or seem like heroes. You actually look like a bunch of fools, oh no, I meant tools.