Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Lame Duck Government?

With the executive and legislative branches of the government both polling in the 25% - 29% approval rating, it is very hard for me to understand how anything they are doing now is relevant?!?

I am not anti-Bush... but here we have a lame duck president with less than two years with which to save face on his presidential legacy. The media and growing lack of support for ongoing operations in Iraq have nailed that as the major legacy... However, it would seem that in an attempt to make the much needed positive headline, Bush is forgetting the tax-cuts that stopped the economic slowdown of the early millenia. So then I have to ask, why, dear president, are we trying to push through unpopular legislation that would allow illegal immigrants to be a lower-than-working class of society, with little to no hope of climbing the rungs of the ladder out of poverty any sooner than three generations???

Oh, that's right. Corporate America needs a cheap labor force. Is that why my execs make tens of millions of dollars a year, and the laborers, such as myself, are left working extended shifts in the midst of understaffing and budget cuts?

And the legislative branch... oh, where do I begin? After a sweeping November election by the Democratic Party, promising to usher in a new era of open government... well, that idea flew right out the window!

So it seems like there are an equal amount of ethics issues on both sides of the aisle - and we are in need of some across the board government reform. That is not to say that we need to change the laws limiting... blah blah blah... rather, the corrupt individuals who are running us down the fast track to Hades need to step out of the way, and give some fresh new minds the reigns.

It is about time for the lame duck government to listen to the will of the people... That is, the Citizens of the US...

Don't get me started on the judicial branch!

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