Letter: Experienced, but not better
Did you ever notice how some politicians are doing the same job or similar jobs in different branches of the government for 20, 30 or more years and still don't get much accomplished? You hear how one of these politicians has been trying to pass ...
Did you ever notice how some politicians are doing the same job or similar jobs in different branches of the government for 20, 30 or more years and still don't get much accomplished? You hear how one of these politicians has been trying to pass the same bills for 30 or 40 years. Some people are slow to take a hint. They may pass a bill that makes a name for themselves and they're on their way. If the people knew about all the bills that they tried to pass or did pass for personal gain for friends or party, maybe they wouldn't be voted back in.
I read this week where one party tried to pass a bill that had all sorts of small bills buried in the fine print. I guess it does teach them to be sneaky, but honesty is the best policy. When a person is voted in by the people, I figured you should be voting the way the people want you to and not the way your party or highest bidder wants you to. Sometimes I think that politicians should have a limit on how long one person should have a job.
Just take that guy in Texas for an example that thinks he is above the law because he is (was) the majority leader. I realize that a new person on the team doesn't get much done until you have been there for a couple terms. This does not mean that new ideas are not needed. It does mean that some of the experienced ones have too much power and just throw their weight around for the party.
As we see from the paper, receiving gifts or getting special treatment is a way of life for some politicians, more or less for both parties. Politics is a profession that most of us wouldn't want to be involved in. Before any politician wants to blow about what they have done, let them tell us what they haven't done for their employer, the people.