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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Thieves


This article Thieves repeating an admission by a Virginia Congressman, Tom Perriello D-Va will either make you laugh, shake your head in an ‘I knew it’ manner, or make your blood boil. I probably experienced a little of all three. On one hand it’s always refreshing when our elected thieves just come out and state what most of us suspect. On the other hand it reminds me they care so little about the people they represent once installed in Washington DC I begin to wonder if they understand the oath of office taken upon assumption of duties there. Rep. Tom said: 

“If there’s one thing I’ve learned up here (in Washington) and I didn’t really need to come up here to learn it, is the only way to get Congress to balance the budget is to give them no choice, and the only way to keep them out of the cookie jar is to give them no choice, which is why – whether it’s balanced budget acts or pay as you go legislation or any of that – is the only thing. If you don’t tie our hands, we will keep stealing”.
Thanks for being honest Mr. Perriello. How about living up to your frackin’ oath of office now!? Here it is in case you’ve forgotten it. Pass it around to your fellow thieves.

‘I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.’

4 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

amen

BernardL said...

Charles, we now have to pay these clowns six figure salaries and lifetime benefits while we somehow save them from themselves so they can't steal our money. Mama Mia!

raine said...

Curious, how these legislators--of both parties--forget who they're working for.

BernardL said...

It seems the moment they arrive in Washington DC the public servant wagon wheels fall off, Raine. Every day they walk into Congress they're looking for new ways to spend our money. Just think how quick we'd get out of debt if they spent every day looking for ways to cut spending and stop taxing the crap out of us. One solution would be every time one of them proposes spending, he or she loses 3 months of their term in office - and for every entitlement or bail-out program scrapped they get an extra 3 months. Boy, I bet those grants for studying the mating habits of the South American Tortillini Flea would melt away like ice cubes on a hot rock along with the bridges to nowhere and the banking deals.