To the editor:
The populace is growing increasingly weary of the effects of TARP bailouts, nationalized health care, a ballooning national debt and high unemployment. In my opinion, the reason for this anger is the decisions made by incumbent politicians.
In my opinion, all incumbents should be voted out of office. I know of no member of Congress that has volunteered to give up their present health care plan in exchange for the recently passed health care reform bill for “we the people.” This bill was opposed by 2/3 of the populace. There has been no member of Congress sponsoring legislation to repeal their automatic pay raises, lucrative retirement and pension plans.
Over the objection of a majority of the populace, policy decisions were and are being made by incumbent politicians appeasing special interest groups with deep pockets. These government policies are designed for “we the elite” not for “we the people.” An example is the administration's appointment of a Wall Street pay czar to monitor executive compensation. The results: Wall Street bankers’ profits and bonuses are at record high levels. During this same time frame, main street Americans can’t borrow money from their local banks.
Five hundred thirty-five members of Congress chosen by lottery would make far better policy decisions for the nation than our present day Ivy League community organizers.
We voters can break the cycle of political insanity by becoming proactive. I choose to cast my vote in each and every election and I urge you to do the same.
J. Joe Herynk