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God save the USA (Proper Revisit for Today)

4 Nov

 

GOD SAVE THE USA

by Waldo Tomosky on Thursday, August 11, 2011 at 4:35pm

I just saw an empty man,,

Make an empty speech,

He once said “Yes we can”,

But now he does beseech,

The congressmen and women,

On both sides of the isle,

“Please won’t you come together?”

“So I can save my style?”

“I’ve tried to be ambiguous”,

“I have not made a decision”,

He sold out the Dems in congress,

With sureness and precision.

He made them do the dirty work,

While he smiled and winked at all,

Nancy beguiled by a quirky smirk,

Harry wooed by a Whitehouse call.

Boehner wept with ego and pride,

As the tea party leaders and goats,

Marched, sang and chanted outside,

And The Fed printed bond-notes,

While Gerstner re-figured his taxes,

The Pres took another vacation,

And the Repubs sharpened their axes,

The Hoi Polloi voiced consternation,

“Screw them all, We’ve had enough”,

“I think anarchy may have a point”,

“Let’s all get edgy, smarmy and tough”,

Then they collectively lit up a joint,

And they sadly said “Goodby my lovely USA”,

I’m moving to China or Kazakstan,

Where unions don’t demand high pay,

I’ll have a job and act like a man,

“God save the USA.”

  • © Copyright – Waldo Tomosky

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POLITICIANS

24 Apr

POLITICIANS

What they want
and
What they should have

1. They want a raise

Democratic Representative Jim Moran of Virginia wants to raise the salary for members of Congress.
“I think the American people should know that the members of Congress are underpaid,” Moran told CQ Roll Call. “I understand that it’s widely felt that they underperform, but the fact is that this is the board of directors for the largest economic entity in the world.”

 

2. They want extended terms

President Obama said in a speech to supporters that he wished to seek an unprecedented 3rd term as Commander in Chief. Flanked by a few of his most ardent Democrat supporters in Congress he announced the urgency to repeal a portion of the Constitution which forbids the president from seeking a 3rd term.

Obama stated:

“I would put [my administration] up against any prior administration since FDR,” Obama said. “We didn’t ask for the challenges that we face, but we don’t shrink from them either.” He continued, “And the truth is, it will take more than a few years for us to solve challenges that have built up over decades. It will require common effort, shared responsibility, and the kind of bold, persistent experimentation that Franklin Roosevelt pursued during the only crisis worse than this one

 

3. Congressional members are only Part timers

112 Days for the House of Representatives

House of Representatives Calendar

 

172 Days for the Senate

Senate Calendar

 

4. All congress members should stay home all year.

a. Because most of them are spending time in their states and districts we should force them to stay at home.
b. This would save money in special housing/food/etc. that they claim on their Washington DC expense accounts.
c. Money would be saved in travel expenses because they would have little or no need to travel.

 

5. This would reduce Washington DC to a Village

a. Money spent on extravagant gyms, spas, barber shops and restaurants would no longer be used.
b. The money saved would be given to “not for profits” that support wounded soldiers.
c. The “camp followers” that use Washington DC for their own profit would leave town. (No more dancing girls leaping from congressional limos when the paparazzi shows up)

 

6. We will buy one copy of “Go To Meeting” for each senator, representative and POTUS (and also one for each of their staff members).

a. If industry can use remote meeting tools such as this I see no reason why congress can not do so also.

 

7. Lobby members please don’t feed the animals!

a. Lobbying offices would only be allowed to have offices in the districts that their targets reside in.
b. No lobby offices would be allowed in Washington DC. (If this did not reduce the number it would at least dilute it)

God save the USA

25 Mar

 

GOD SAVE THE USA

by Waldo Tomosky on Thursday, August 11, 2011 at 4:35pm

I just saw an empty man,,

Make an empty speech,

He once said “Yes we can”,

But now he does beseech,

The congressmen and women,

On both sides of the isle,

“Please won’t you come together?”

“So I can save my style?”

“I’ve tried to be ambiguous”,

“I have not made a decision”,

He sold out the Dems in congress,

With sureness and precision.

He made them do the dirty work,

While he smiled and winked at all,

Nancy beguiled by a quirky smirk,

Harry wooed by a Whitehouse call.

Boehner wept with ego and pride,

As the tea party leaders and goats,

Marched, sang and chanted outside,

And Bernanke printed C-notes,

While Gerstner re-figured his taxes,

The Pres took another vacation,

And the Repubs sharpened their axes,

The Hoi Polloi voiced consternation,

“Screw them all, We’ve had enough”,

“I think anarchy may have a point”,

“Let’s all get edgy, smarmy and tough”,

Then they collectively lit up a joint,

And they sadly said “Goodby my lovely USA”,

I’m moving to China or Kazakstan,

Where unions don’t demand high pay,

I’ll have a job and act like a man,

“God save the USA.”

    • © Copyright – Waldo Tomosky