Our amazing and wonderful elected officials have continued their effortless theatrics to gain support for their inadequacies and ideology. I wish to applaud them for their triumphant accomplishments; the gesture of goodbye would be my first sentiment; however, my middle finger wishes to say hello when I begin my hand gesture.
My amazement is compounded by their selfish shortsightedness that will affect their constituents when they shut down the institution they were elected to operate. Where else can a person in a position such as theirs cast all blame from themselves and claim they have done their part then walk away and let the chips fall where they may. Why should they care? They do not.That is obvious. They get paid no matter what torment this country goes through. The only way to clear their shortsightedness is to have them suffer as their constituents will and have for some time now.
People who perform their jobs the way our elected officials have certainly would be held liable. So what puts lawmakers above reproach? It appears they allow this conduct to be the standard of this exclusive group that is not held responsible for its actions or inactions, in this case.
We, the peoplewho have given these elected officials our confidence, are the ones to blame if we allow incumbents to keep their positions for decades while they surround themselves with protective measures and personnel to protect their future, Im not dumb, deaf or blind although my friends might argue this.
If these officials wish to ignore and abuse the people, then they should not be surprised when a civil uprising occurs such as happened with our Arab friends in the Middle East. I applaud their courage and determination and could only hope for such unity in this country. The standard operating procedure in Washington, D.C., is appalling, to say the least, and a lifetime ban from the political halls of this country and cancelation of all benefits should be forthwith.
Mike Lee, Durango