OUR CORRUPT AND INCOMPETENT US CONGRESS
By Frosty Wooldridge
March 8, 2010
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and U.S. Senate majority leader Harry Reid represent leadership incompetence at its zenith, its peak, its pinnacle. They prove the “Peter Principle” works at all levels in Western society whereby a person continues advancement until he or she reaches his or her highest level of incompetence. Once they ascend to that level, they cannot fulfill their job descriptions because they do not possess the intellectual or physical tools. Pelosi and Reid prove Mark Twain’s famous saying, “Suppose you were an idiot; and suppose you were a member of Congress—ah, but I repeat myself.”
Those two incompetent people continue funding an absurd war in Iraq and Afghanistan while pretending that the ‘surge’ worked, or that the current ‘surge’ works in the latter country. Come on! The most powerful army in the world cannot stop the suicide bombings in Iraq weekly. They cannot stop ‘insurgents’ from transporting explosives into the country and blowing up Baghdad on a regular basis. They cannot stop the Taliban from maintaining itself in all of Afghanistan. They cannot stop the idea of ‘terror’ because they cannot stop the Islamic religion from flourishing its disciples worldwide.
Yet, we import over 2,000 Muslims from the Middle East every 30 days! How much sense does that make? Our own Muslim immigrants make plans to blow us up in our own country as witnessed by the Denver bomber named Najibullah Zazi, an Afghan-born immigrant. Or, the Muslim U.S. Army Major Nadal Hasan. Or the nut cases in an FBI shootout in Detroit, Michigan that want to turn our country toward Sharia Law. Can’t wait for the next incident, can you?!
ALL THE WHILE, US BORDERS AS OPEN AS A 24 HOUR MALL
So far in the Middle East, we suffered 4,000 U.S. soldier deaths and over 35,000 wounded in those two wars. How about the growing suicides of American soldiers? How about the 2.5 million Iraqi refugees? We’ve blown about $1 trillion on death and destruction. What do we have to show for it? Absolutely nothing! Little known to the U.S. public, after we killed 53,300 American troops in the fraudulent and bogus Vietnam War, another 150,000 to 175,000 military vets committed suicide after their service in that inane war. That’s not to mention the twisted minds, divorces, fatherless children, and alcohol and drugs that eased the pains for millions of military veterans—but at a horrific price of addiction. Then, think of the millions of civilians in Vietnam that suffered more bombs than were dropped in WWII on Europe. And, Agent Orange that poisoned all of Vietnam for decades to cause birth defects and worse!
The Nazi Hermann Goering said, “Naturally the common people don't want war; neither in Russia, nor in England, nor in America, nor in Germany. That is understood. But after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.”
Lyndon Baines Johnson worked it to a T with his “Gulf of Tonkin Resolution.” George Bush II worked his magic with, “Weapons of Mass Destruction”. Barack Obama worked it like enchantment after his Nobel Peace Prize by saying we must keep fighting “bad people.”
Who are we fighting in Afghanistan? A bunch of goat herders and poppy seed farmers! That country doesn’t own a military helicopter, tank or fighter jet! Yet, we find ourselves stuck over there for eight years! Does that mean out U.S. Army can’t fight its way out of a paper bag? You be the judge!
Have you ever heard of the “Military Industrial Complex” that promotes war and, in fact, thrives on war? Why? Money, lots of it! How do you suppose our military continues fighting against two third world countries with no armies for eight friggin’ years and we still haven’t won anything?!
Pelosi and Reid do not stand alone. The other 533 members of Congress may take a bow for egregious incompetence in the areas of health care, immigration, war, poverty, hunger, prisons and failure to represent American workers and interests. Those members, over the years, outsourced, insourced and offshored millions of American jobs. They killed our textiles, our industry, our steel manufacturing and a hundred other productive enterprises—by sending the work and jobs to China, et al.
Result: We stand $12 trillion in debt. Today, we see 15 to 20 million unemployed Americans. Another 35 million Americans subsist on food stamps. Black and Hispanic unemployed run into the millions and 13.4 million minority children live below the poverty level. Schools in big cities run as high as 76 percent flunkout rates such as Detroit, Michigan and Los Angeles, California. An astounding 40 million Americans cannot read. Another 52 million cannot read past the 4th grade level!
After 39 years and over $1 trillion bequeathed to the War on Drugs, Pelosi and Reid allow over $100 billion of illegal drugs to continue flowing into the USA annually. They allow 900,000 U.S. kids to become dealers and hundreds of our kids have been killed in our streets. How do Reid and Pelosi do that? They command 572,000 military personnel on 120 bases around the world, but they won’t put 50,000 on our borders to stop the drug smuggling or illegal aliens crossing by the millions.
All the while, over 20 million illegal aliens reside, work and leach off our country and its taxpayers. We pay out $346 billion annually (Source: www.thesocialcontract.com) to illegal aliens and their kids—all of that money voted on in Congress to support criminal aliens across 15 different agencies.
With 15 to 20 million unemployed Americans and only 95,000 new jobs being created each month according to Katie Couric at CBS—our Congress imports 100,000 new legal immigrants every 30 days. This year, as last year, our Congress will import another 450,000 immigrant workers with green cards. We cannot possible employ our own citizens let alone the 100,000 new immigrants monthly plus the 450,000 green card holders.
But, when I wrote my U.S. House Rep Mike Coffman to lower legal immigration to 100,000 annually instead of 1.2 million annually, he replied, “I do not believe it is in the best interests of the United States to limit legal immigration to 100,000 individuals annually. It will place America at a competitive disadvantage moving forward. For that reason I do not support eliminating H-1B and H-2B visas.”
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Is he crazy or am I crazy? Can he work simple math or not? Does it make sense to import 100,000 people who need jobs every 30 days or is Coffman completely out of his mind?
Nope! He’s a U.S. Congressman and we suffer another 534 just like him. The corruption and incompetence set the benchmark of the 21st century. November 4, 2010 cannot come soon enough. We must elect another batch to displace the current troglodytes in the U.S. Congress.
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