Like an old retired neighbor who has nothing to do all day long except waste his time on making it his business to know what the rest of the hood is doing, our Congress who has nothing to do all day long is currently wasting its time and our money with meaningless governance.
It’s not their fault that they’re bored and don’t have anything to do (sort of). I mean that’s what happens when you give your job to someone else, somewhat like Congress gave away its job to the Corporatocracy in the midst of the Financialization Revolution.
Congress is unable to be productive and create balanced budgets to address our deficit reasonably when many of its members have bound themselves to inaction by signing a pledge written by a non-politician that disallows any new taxes for any reason – even if we send our babies off to an unplanned war. Congress was lazy enough to allow Corporate wording into a bill then they allowed it to pass, and lobbyists do the research and simply tell the legislaters how to vote these days. The end result is that they really don’t have a job to do and they have to fill the time somehow, so they turn their focus to trivial pursuits.
The ACA – or Obamacare as its referred to – has passed every muster of our constitution, all three branches of government held it up, it is the law of the land. But our Congress can’t seem to get it’s head around the fact and has stubbornly wasted time and energy voting repeatedly for at least parts of its repeal, and at some times all of its repeal – without offering an alternative.
Benghazi has been a bone of contention for the Republicans and several committees have wasted time and money on the issue. A prominent politician just lost his bid to become the third most powerful person in the US by admitting that the investigations are futile and a witch hunt. But I ask you, what can we expect from a group of people who have nothing to do because their job has been hijacked?
When your bored, with nothing to do, micromanaging is your friend. Think of all the minutiae you can focus on with so much time! For example, have you seen the very narrow questionnaire that potential Speaker of the House candidates must answer (never mind that it defies the Constitution)?
Our Representatives are being paid by us to govern by making laws, passing a healthy budget, and upholding the Constitution. They can’t do their jobs anymore though since they’ve sold themselves out to the Oligarchy. However, they must appear to be working, which is why we’ve witnessed a decade of meaningless governance over issues that are really non-issues. Such is the consequence of Corporatocracy.
May we vote with reason this next election.