How many articles are going to be written, how many politicians are going to try to make it to an elected office by claiming they have the solution to our economic, moral and criminal situation in our cities, counties, states and country?
Isn’t it time these so-called experts put up or shut up?
Who got us here? Could it have been past and present politicians and public officials? No, they are only looking out for our best interests. Yes, of course, Messrs. Ryan, Blago, Jackson and Ms. Crundwell!! What they have done will never be recovered. What about their cronies who haven’t been exposed yet? This is just in Illinois … should we multiply that by 50 states, untold cities and counties? WOW!!
Let’s try something, to get the attention of our legislators and public officials, for a period of time (or until our leaders can get together as one caring unit):
(1) Freeze the current government officials’ pay, benefits and office expenses, plus absolutely no access to their campaign funds. Or the ability to transfer these monies and benefits in any way.
(2) Stop all previous pensions and benefits to all out of office, past government officials and their families.
(3) Make outgoing compensation and benefits comparable to average Joe Citizen.
(4) Let’s all make a conscious effort to not buy anything we do not absolutely need, if it is not made in the United States. Let’s say for just a month? That could get the attention of our government officials who have supported the shifted manufacturing base, too!!!
Now that we have their attention, let’s move forward!!
From the March 6-12, 2013, issue