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CONGRESS: Legislators default on leadership

Letter by Gary M. VanLandingham, Federal Way on July 28, 2011 at 12:55 pm with 12 Comments »
July 28, 2011 1:33 pm

Who are these children?

When our members of Congress have defaulted on their responsibilities for years, have been in bed with special interest groups and big business, we shouldn’t be surprised at the strange “children” they have produced.

Lax oversight of the financial institutions, gross waste in the military and sterile leadership have put every citizen in harms way. Unfortunately our children’s children will suffer from inept decision-making.

People say, “Nobody knows what will actually happen to the future.” We don’t want to know!

We do know that nothing good can come from their endless pontificating and narcissism.

Our freshman politicians seem to be driven by passion and lack reason. Our senior leadership can’t imagine giving up any power or control. Wisdom, nobility and honor are left in the dust. So they rearrange the deck chairs as the ship sinks.

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  1. newscrap says:


  2. If you recall the last time we had a big group of freshmen House members (remember Randy Tate???), they were one term wonders – basically doing the same thing as this group.

  3. jjohnson67 says:

    Yup, we need to get back to our elected officials representing US, not big business as both parties do now!

    They ain’t gonna listen, tho. They’d lose too much money!

  4. gowenray says:

    Thanks Mr. VanLandingham. You have expressed well the concerns and anxieties on the minds of many in the thoughtful electorate. Thanks for penning it with reason, and thanks to the Trib for giving it the publicity it deserves.

  5. menopaws says:

    Thanks for a wonderful letter—I am starting to really be scared. These people are out of control. The writer knows that we need to vote more carefully in the future.

  6. LarryFine says:

    That’s the democrat m.o. menopaws… to scare you and old people.

  7. Roncella says:

    Gary, Those new Republican Conservative Representitives are doing what they were voted into office to do, bring the out of control spending to a halt, as best they can.

    The Establishment Republicans and Obama, Reid and the big spenders in the Congress just want to kick the can down the road again with both the budget process, and raising the debt.

    The Brave New Congressmen are showing courage and forsight in fighting the out of control Obama Spending Economy and the mess it has caused in less than three years.

    This process of debate and arguing between the Dems. and Republs. great but stressful for most of us.

    Its exactly how the founding fathers invisioned it to work.

    A decision will come out of all this and it will be the best decision for all Americans.

    The New Republicans won, the old line big spending dems/Obama and establishment Republicans have Lost and are about to lose a very big fight for bringing the spending in control finally……..

  8. aislander says:

    I hope you’re right Roncella–this is a fight America HAS to win…

  9. geeterpontiac says:

    The bottom line is should we (America) borrow more money?

    Suppose you were maxed out on your credit cards, having trouble making ends meet, putting a roof over your head, putting food on the table and you were concerned about losing your job.

    Would you borrow more? Or, would you try to get on a budget to get your finances under control.

    If you would borrow more, then root for Obama and the Dems.

    If you would try to get on a budget and get your finances in order, then root for the Republicans.

    While there is a lot of smoke and mirrors, and demagoguery going on, that is the primary question.

    What do you think is most important? Pick your side.

    You want a bigger debt, pick Obama and the Dems and delay the day of reckoning.

    You want to try to control the debt, financial stability, look to the Republicans.

    But remember one thing. In the end, either here or now, or a few years down the road, someone is going to have to pay the bill.

    Guess who that is going to be.

  10. menopaws says:

    Lord—you people are soooo predictable……..I said I am scared of what is going to happen, as all of us should be….We get more Tea Party propaganda and spin—so, guess what…..when any of you actually come up with an original thought, like this letter writer did—write your own letter……the rest of us are scared–we don’t get to take meds to numb reality. So tired of every half wit politician—Republican or Democrat, who thinks it is okay to put this country through this……guess what….They all suck—-so don’t waste our time defending them…….I won’t–this is out of control and makes American look foolish and stupid to the rest of the world……..Guess we earned that…..because we are ……

  11. geeterpontiac says:

    No more predictable than you meno. :)

    It simply comes down to which direction you think we should go.

    Just name the kind of pain you think is best and pick your side.

    More debt or less, that’s the question.

  12. Roncella says:

    menopaws, Take a breath, and understand that there is plenty of money for Social Security and the Military and other necessary payouts. The President gets to make the final decision of who gets paid and who doesn’t. It will be on his shoulders all decisions of who gets paid and who doesn’t,

    As a once brave Democratic President once said ” The Buck Stops Here ” President truman.

    If the debt ceiling is not raised on time it will be very interesting to see if Obama chooses to support groups like Acorn etc. over Social Security, Very Interesting Indeed….

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