The Passing of Peter Jennings
If you will refer to the original intentions of our forefathers (especially Jefferson and Adams) it was their belief that the legislators serve the state as an obligatory responsibility (without compensation) to those less capable or less fortunate - either by virtue of education or financial security, respectively.
Wouldn’t you agree that if Congressman and Senators are having difficulty paying their bills with six figure incomes, that they would certainly be more sensitive and considerate of how the majority of their constituents live?!!!
--Dan Vinal, with The WebPrez Company
You have put the legislative branch of our federal government in much needed financial perspective. It is said that, arguably, we Americans get the government we deserve. After reading your article, today, it is clear to me that we get the government we pay for.
--Steven Pell, with Timely Advertising
As always, your columns and points of view make interesting reading. To the point of politicians’ personal proclivities, I read the following blog a while back and thought that you might enjoy it:
“Can you imagine working at the following Company?”
It has a little over 500 employees with the following statistics:
* 29 have been accused of spousal abuse
* 7 have been arrested for fraud
* 19 have been accused of writing bad checks
* 117 have bankrupted at least two businesses
* 3 have been arrested for assault
* 71 cannot get a credit card due to bad credit
* 14 have been arrested on drug-related charges
* 8 have been arrested for shoplifting
* 21 are current defendants in lawsuits
* 20%+ have been stopped for drunk driving
Can you guess which organization this is? Give up?
It’s the 535 members of our United States Congress. The same group that perpetually cranks out hundreds upon hundreds of new laws designed to keep the rest of us in line.”