So, it occurred to me a while back that while liberals and conservatives can’t agree on very much in this world, the one thing that we can pretty much all agree on is that politicians are, for the most part, pieces of crap who serve their own interests at the expense of all of us.
On that note, and keeping in mind that members of congress get absurdly good healthcare and get paid salaries for their entire lives based on one term in office, I would like to venture a suggestion:
How about, instead of voting to put into office the guy that you hate mildly less than his opponent, we put up for office a wounded veteran. I’m talking a BADLY wounded veteran, like they have trouble feeding themselves and sure as hell aren’t actually going to vote on anything. Why? Because 1) They’ve actually already earned that damned money, and the health care. 2) Congress doesn’t seem to want to give it to them for doing the job they’ve already done. 3) Because even if they can’t do anything except inspire people, they’re still more useful than the people we already have in congress.
Then, next time they’re up for election, they can retire and we can vote another wounded veteran in.
Just a thought.