If everyday you came to work, the employees you had hired to clean and organize the backroom were just sitting around arguing who was going to pick up the broom first, and who should carry what, and what should go where, how would an employer handle that? Anyone can quickly figure out that they would explain, “If the job isn’t completed by the end of the day, you all can consider yourselves fired.” And, in all likelihood, by the end of the day, the job would be done, or you would have a new crew getting right on it in the morning. Imagine if this had gone on for YEARS, and the employees said they had done other things, important things, yet these things had messed up the room even more in your own observation. Still, they claimed that they deserved their pay and benefits, because the discussion of how to go about cleaning and organizing the mess they themselves created was real work.
We have the exact duplicate problem regarding our spending, taxation, and the impending fiscal cliff, and the Congress we have hired to correct and organize the problem is sitting around arguing about who will pick up the broom and what broom is needed. And that is why impeachment processes should be begun against every single elected official by the voters themselves. That includes the President. Everyone. Fired. New crew, then the room, the economy, gets fixed.
Until the budget is balanced and national debt paid, these millionaires and multimillionaires deserve never to be given a penny in pay or benefits, and fired on the spot. Yet their own rules that they themselves created prevent that. Clever. How long have we heard our entire tax process needs overhauled? That we are spending far, far too much? That it’s the other guys causing all the problems? It was Bush, its Obama, its preventable, its unpreventable, yada yada yada. Its Congress.
Why do we keep electing the very same people, thinking that is who is going to fix the mess, when its they themselves that ruined the economy to start with? Its the definition of crazy; doing things the same way with the same people but expecting totally different results. We did it again this year. Billions spent, same people back. And, with apologies (truly) to Republicans, Mitt Romney was just another one of the same old guys in a “I know how to do it” mask. We don’t need anyone in office who has ever been elected before. Period.
Buckminster Fuller, creator of the geodesic dome and one of the greatest thinkers in our nation’s history, before he died, demonstrated in his Cleveland offices that we all could live the lifestyles of millionaires. Every man, woman and child in America. Not BE a millionaire, but live the lifestyle of a millionaire, in housing, eating, pension and daily nutrition. Why don’t we? Buckminster Fuller suggested we ask Congress, and then ourselves. They are the reason why we are not. We put them where they are. They have never done their job fully. Not for a day, not for a second. Maybe at points before 1864, but certainly not once afterwards. Oddly, that was when attorneys began to take all branches of government over in earnest.
If we just started the impeachment process in malls and public places immediately, each area geographically taking the responsibility to fire their own representatives, it might be like our walking into the back room and saying,” If this room isn’t completely redone and finished by closing today, every single one of you is fired.” Even millionaires love a cush job, and after the room is finished, we should fire them at the next election anyway. Why? Because after the economy is fixed, we can be guaranteed they are positive they can go back to doing what they’ve always done: nothing, for the greatest pay, pension and benefits on earth. Really want our country back? Replace them; DO NOT re-elect them. ALL OF THEM. Time for average, normal people to run, and for it to be affordable to do so, because even then, its our money they are spending, never their own. Billions to run? Who, besides themselves, thinks that’s efficient?
Why not limit election campaigns to six weeks, with no corporate contribution allowed, and a $100 individual limit on donations? Why not get people into office who think trillions spent on wars is not a good national investment? Why not start now? Broom, please.