"What fools these mortals be." Wise words from Shakespeare said by Puck in "A Midsummers Nights Dream." And very true today. For the past several decades the citizens of this country have accepted actions by politicians, in both parties, that have resulted in us becoming their "golden sheep" to fleece, and simultaneously reducing us to political serfs. They have either outright lied to us, or deceived us by misdirection, misinformation, or political doublespeak. They have twisted our congressional procedures to the extent that the average person cannot know exactly what their doing. And today, while they play games and grandstand, by talking of cutting spending and reducing our national debt, they maneuver to cut here while raising there, and looking for new ways to squeeze more money from us.
They have used their elected positions not necessarily for the good of the country, but to financially enrich themselves, their supporters, their families and friends. Their corrupt acts, if committed by a citizen, would result in the citizen being fired or jailed.
They have awarded themselves golden benefits of outrageous salaries, outrageous retirement benefits, and special medical benefits. They give multi-billions of our dollars to foreign governments while our citizens go without jobs, food, housing and medical care.
We need to kill the "golden sheep" by cutting the government's money supply. Never mind the 9-9-9 or 20 percent tax plans. Reduce our taxes to around three percent or just whatever it takes to fund National Defense, and a government half the size as now.
We must take severe and drastic action, or accept and learn to live and love the mess we have now. There are not many Washington politicians or bureaucrats that should remain in office beyond the next election.
Wendell E. (Bud) Brumley