Is The Country Known As The U.S. Financially Governable?

Thursday, February 18, 2010, 12:25 AM | Leave Comment

The title for today’s post is part of a statement given by G. William Hoagland, who was a fiscal policy adviser to Senate Republican leaders and a witness to past bipartisan budget summits. “These days I wonder if this country is even governable.” On Feb. 15, 2010, Senator Evan Bayh of Indiana – son of Senator Birch Bayh – announced that he would not seek re-election.

The Senator’s announcement sent a wave of distress and dismay over his fellow Democrats, considering the fact that they lost Senator Kennedy‘s Senate seat to a Republican. Mr. Bayh said he would not seek a third term. He described the U.S. Senate as frozen by partisan politics and incapable of passing even basic legislation.

What effect does the ineffectiveness of Congress have on Americans’ finances

You know! These days and for sometime now, a number of financial experts and economists suggest this country must overhaul its financial systems from top-down, bottom-up, left-right and from any which way it can. The American people by themselves cannot fix the nation’s economy. The experts in the Government – elected or not – are supposed to do that.

What effect does the ineffectiveness of Congress have on Americans’ representation

Nothing. On the contrary, the ineffectiveness of Congress has spread and flourished over the last few decades and it will continue to do so unless the American public start doing something about it. Both houses of Congress seem to increasingly represent the lobbyists and decreasingly represent the American people.

The lobbyists have become the new constituents in place of, we the people. Don’t believe the lobbyists when they tell you they are the people as well. They are not. They are a chosen few representing big corporations.

What are the American people supposed to do?

Over the last few decades, since I migrated to the U.S. in the seventies, I have been hearing about the power of the lobbyists which has increased so much that the American people have less and less say in their government.

The ineffectiveness of both houses of the U.S. Congress has increased and the people are so disgusted by it that a good number of them don’t even take part in the election any more. However, in order to change the economy for the betterment of, we the people, we must first change our representation in Congress or at least give them warning to straighten up their act.

Look what they did to my boy. Look how they massacred my boy [Vito]

The New York Times Online reported

The Supreme Court’s disastrous ruling last month in the case of Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.

For more than half a century, corporations and unions have been barred from spending money to support or oppose candidates for federal office. After the court’s ruling, corporations and unions are now free to spend all they want in presidential and Congressional races.

That means that banks seeking bailouts, oil companies looking to weaken environmental protections, and other special interests can now flood political races with money to help their friends and unseat their critics. Unions have the same green light, but their financial resources are far more limited.

God Bless America, my home sweet home.

Moral of the story
In this modern and technologically advanced age, American people – and their representatives – have the responsibility to bring back the nation, under God, that shall have a new birth of freedom [financial and otherwise] – and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

O Ye, we the people! Hear thee! Don’t make it government of the lobbyists, by the lobbyists, for the lobbyists. Bring back the system so near and dear to Mr. Lincoln and the nation’s fathers before him.

Then and only then, we will be able to fix this nation’s economy and the system as a whole – a complete overhaul and not patches here and there, for our present generation and for the generations to come.

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