I can’t believe it.
In a September 3rd, 2011 address, President Obama divulged to the people of the US that the Congress would not allow an extension of the Transportation Bill and that Congress had to act before the end of September. The Transportation Bill has been extended seven times over the last two years, but Congress fraudulently will no longer budge and, as a result, this will bring further harm to US economy. In Florida alone, 35,000 people will be unemployed.
What on earth is the US Congress thinking? Could they be spiting the citizens who elected them to their post and, by the same token, destabilizing world markets. I surmise that this is precisely the case. And I also suspect that, once again, the US Congress is putting obstacles in the work of the current administration, not because they oppose the extension of the Transportation Bill, but because they have surreptitiously planned to make the current administration’s work well-nigh impossible. This time, if Congress does not act, thousands of workers will be unemployed and the United States will lose billions. And why?
There are at least two answers. First, these elected representatives do not care for their constituents and are acting in bad faith. Second, this is political “posturing” (President Obama). Indeed, it seems that some members of Congress need to find a posture that will allow them to bring down the current administration and that, at least seemingly, they are not finding a genuine one.
Have these elected officials lost their minds? How can representatives be reelected into office if the US economy has collapsed? These politicans are inflicting severe harm on the very people who elected them into office and, in the process, due to the current economic fragility; they are making themselves look inept.
Is this a responsible way of conducting a political campaign? One party creates an artificial crisis only to have something it can, theoretically, use against the other party. Not only is this madness, but it is not very clever.
Fortunately, there are a great many citizens to whom it will be obvious that some members of the Republican-controlled Congress are playing Nixonian political games in order to be reelected. They are seemingly willing to keep the elderly, the disabled, the veterans, etc. on tenterhooks in their single-minded bid to be elected.
Political parties are not religions. It is perfectly normal to vote for the candidate who is more likely to do his or her duty more conscientiously than his or her opponent, irrespective of the party to which this candidate belongs.
Quite frankly, such irresponsible and foolish conduct on the part of the current Republican Congress, leads to one conclusion. Americans do not need Al-Qaeda to worry about, they have the current Congress.