Hey Vern, Let’s hire someone really bad at their jobs (know whut I mean?)

If you don’t get the title reference, you’ve missed a really insignificant part of America culture.

91 percent of congress was re-elected.

Although there has been some variance, Gallup poll finds that just 18% of Americans approve of the way that Congress is handling its job. This is up from a low of 10% earlier in the year. These are historic lows. These percentages are relatively equal across Democrats and Republicans.

Notice any irony here? WE JUST RE-ELECTED THEM. I’m not sure what to make of these statistics. This is like seeing builders do poor work, hiring them to build your house, then not liking the work they did.

We didn’t like the job they were doing all year in 2012, re-elected them, and continue to not like what they are doing.

I understand we all get tired of politics. We shouldn’t get tired of how our country is run. It’s being run into the ground, apparently because we’re letting it. Political parties aren’t interested in your issues. Political parties are interested in getting their candidates elected. They are the marketing arms for their parties. Special interest groups, are, obviously, interested in the own areas. Only you care about your issues. It gets harder and harder to blame everyone else.

It raises the question of whether people even know who their representatives are, and why they were re-elected.

Here’s a couple ways to find out. Find your representative.



Send them a letter, or an email. Let them know how you think they are doing, and maybe even what you think they should do. It’s your country, Vern.


12 comments on “Hey Vern, Let’s hire someone really bad at their jobs (know whut I mean?)

  1. joy says:

    Ceux qui ne font pas de la politique politicienne,ne sont pas au courant dont la façon leurs représentants opèrent .d’ailleurs les citoyens ne connaissent pas pour la plupart leurs représentants :ils ignorent leurs noms ,leurs activités réelles avant leurs élections ,leurs lieux ou ils habitent et leurs travails au sein des chambres ou même au sein de leurs états .Quant aux questions qui concernent leurs pays ils ne s’en préoccupent guère et lorsque celles-ci sont votées, en bien ou en mal pour la société ,à ce moment là ils réagissent mais il est trop tard ,surtout quant il s’agit du budget et de leur porte monnaie. En FRANCE nous faisons la même constatation.Je fais de la politique ,je suis une ancienne adjointe politicienne gouvernementale et celà me désole ,car c’est le peuple qui fait le pays dans lequel il vit,Cest le citoyen qui élit son représentant, s’il veut le changement il doit donner le siège à un autre candidat ,mais les places sont trop bonnes et les individus s’accrochent à leurs privilègeà et dans ce sens la politique a du mal à changer .

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