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House Cleaning to be Continued...Robert M. Collinsworth Salem-News.com
Too many politicians still insist on keeping their hands in the till.
(HARRISVILLE, N.H.) - It appears that the thieves who remain in Congress did not understand the message sent by the citizens and voters of the United States in early November. Leeches, fleas, and lice have always been rather stubborn parasites to get rid of. Congressional Representatives and Senators who vote in their own best re-election interest rather than that of the majority of their constituency place themselves in that category. Maybe they will comprehend the message after the second round of house cleaning. If not, they probably will with the third. The pervasive greed that infests Congress will no longer be ignored by the average U.S. citizen and voter.
A list of every Senator and every Congressional Representative who voted to allow the continued use of earmarks should be published by every newspaper in the country. Every voter should cut that list out of their newspaper and paste it to their refrigerator so they know whom to vote out in the next go around.
Every website that cares about removing the parasites from our government should set aside sufficient room to keep this list accessible to their visitors via permanent storage and a permanent link.
In lieu of this list, publication of sources for this type of information could be published. Sources similar to the link for MapLight.org published by Salem-News.com several months ago are what is needed to allow the U.S. citizen to research a candidate.
The old saying of “Follow the money” certainly holds true in politics and MapLight.org gives us the ability to do just that.
Rather than view 100% of your tax dollars as contributions meant to keep our country running and strong, these corrupt individuals seem to believe that a certain percent of those funds belong to them and is theirs to direct in such a way as to buy votes and prompt re-election campaign contributions.
The voters of our country took a giant step in the direction of ridding our government of corruption but too many remain who insist on keeping their hands in the till. To try to differentiate the corrupt from the honest via political party designation would be a giant mistake.
The way to identify those who are corrupt is by: (1) how they vote on issues such as earmarking, (2) how much special interest money they receive and who that special interest money is from, and (3) how well they keep their campaign promises.
Congress just does not seem to get it folks. The do not understand that the average U.S. citizen and voter is tired of the greed, corruption, lies, broken promises, back-biting, and underhandedness. We are tired of watching political infighting taking place at the expense of getting the job done.
We are tired of seeing the will of the people being replaced by the agenda of any political party. Congress must be made to understand that they work for us and can continue to do so only by doing what it is we put them there to do.
In the interest of fairness and clarity, I will repeat the message we sent to Congress of November 2nd. now... “If you are intent on stealing from the U.S. citizen and taxpayer, you had better get yourself a gun and a mask because the polling-booth won't do it anymore”.
“We the people” gave you political life... and we can take it away! It isn’t over until a 100% honest Congress sings and that hasn’t happened yet... but, that is just my opinion!
Writer Robert Collingsworth is an American who isn't hesitant to talk about the good side of his country, and that is a welcome thing in this day and age. Salem-News.com admittedly, is very critical of both American politics, as well as those of other nations that we perceive is being wrong in their motives and actions. At the same time, within these structures we criticize, are many outstanding people who make each day a better place for all those around them. They embody and personify the American spirit that is sometimes fleeting, but always present. These are some of the things Robert takes into account when writing commentary that is designed reach people, to "get them thinking" in his words, and indeed it does. Salem-News.com's goal is for all people to be on the same page, we appreciate Bob's more conservative approach toward that same goal."
You can write to Bob Collingsworth at this email address: email@example.com
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