It is the money that corrupt our politicians, plain and simple. They can spend a trillion dollars in less than a year, but they can't agree to save a trillion dollars in a ten year period. This is because their hands are tied by the money they are representing in Washington, rather than the people who elected them. It is a big prostitution ring. The politicians are sexy because they have the power to make the laws. The corporations have the money these politicians want. So like most sex acts, the sell-out deals happen behind closed doors. Money in exchange for the power to make laws is the heart of corruption in Washington and can only be eliminated by curtailing the unfettered access these lobbyists have to our politicians. I would call it 'Separation of Corporation and State'.
Also, a quick look to spot those politicians who are just not serious is as simple as looking at whether at anytime they had voted for a proposed spending increase in the budget during any period of our country being financially in a deficit. They are playing games when they call cutting increases to an already expensive budget, a cut. They argue over those proposed increases while not even considering cutting the actual budget, which is adding tremendously to the overall national debt. Who does that when they are in over their heads in debt? The debt is a threat to our sovereignty and national security, and all they can do is argue about proposed increases to the budget. All the incumbents in congress are therefore ineffective and should be eliminated. Most of them were there when Newt balanced the budget and had us in a surplus before George W. Bush took office.
If they have great name recognition, then it is time for them to go. John Mccain, John Kerry, John Boehner etc... anyone named John. When we are sitting at $15 trillion and counting, congress has failed. This is a reason to get rid of all the familiar faces in congress. They know the Washington game far too well. It is clear that they are at the least ineffective. But it's not enough to get rid of them and replace them; we must get the new ones to commit to a 'Separation of Corporation and State' bill. Without the money flooding Washington to corrupt our politicians, there will be more regularity and movement in Capitol Hill. In other words, without the secret commitments and interference involving special interests, politicians will be able to efficiently do the jobs we elected them to do.
Is it a coincidence that all the politicians on the Super Committee had nothing to lose in 2012? Of course not. This is an example of the games they like to play in Washington. This is why the TeaParty should make a little note of this and use this information to remind the voters about why these incumbents must go. Mobilize and educate the voters. It's time to drain the swamp. Let the message drill into the minds of the voters that our mess is because of all the familiar faces in Washington. When they think of these people, may it be connected to negative connotations in connection with our national deficit. Let's make it impossible for them to be reelected. They cannot justify their votes for proposed spending increases when jeopordizing our sovereignty and national security to crushing debt was the result. Fire them all! They have no credibility. And while we are at it, let's make all of congress part time with term limits!...I just had to vent a little bit. I feel much better now. Gotta go. My tea is ready.