Hello dear readers,
As you may have noticed, I don’t get political here at A Wordsmith’s Brainworks. I like to keep things light and mostly related to my life, my writing, and reading. But occasionally, I get froggy. And I’ve never been froggy and not l leapt. It’s not in my nature. Sometimes I leap right into the mouth of a predator, but I always manage to escape relatively unharmed.
Anyway, I think we as a nation need to be more amalgamated. Are we not all Americans? Regardless if by birth or by immigrating, are we not all effected by our leaders’ choices? Do we not choose to pay their salaries, and expense accounts to boot?
Our nation is in a financial crisis, and as usual, the things being cut are essential services, social services, homeland security services (which includes disaster preparedness), social security, medicaid, and early learning programs; the list goes on. But why then are we – we the tax payers of the United States – being given the short end of the proverbial stick when our leaders are living high on the hog, on our dollars? Shouldn’t the fiscal cuts start from the top? Should the congress and senate be allowed to vote themselves a raise without our say so? We pay them. We work hard to keep this nation running-regardless of party affiliation.
I feel that we must stand united, people. Our government wants to distract us with inane issues while they rob us and take away essential services. We shouldn’t allow it. They are employed by us, the people.
I am asking all of you, as Americans, to sign my petition to reduce the pay of senators, congressmen, and the president, and to also eliminate their expense accounts. I can’t pretend to know how much money will be saved this way, but I’m sure it will make a large impact on our nation’s debt.
I worked as a public servant for many years, and the people had to vote on whether or not their taxes increased for our pay, however we don’t even vote on the raises congress and senate gives to themselves. Why is that?
Please sign the petition. We are a nation divided, and we will fall, if we do not stand united.
Thank you for hearing me out. Please sign. We need 100,000 signatures.