Last Sunday NBC aired a piece on poverty in this country. One week later the American person responded in their usual fashion and sent donations and clothes and food and for two men several job offers. Now, I am sure these folks that gave came from all walks of life, liberals and conservatives. Now one wonders why the elected officials cannot do what seems to be so easy for the rest of us.
The time has come for the elected officials in Washington to have their lives taken back down to the peoples level. What I mean is they need to live like we live or maybe even a little below the level of most of us. Why not stay in dorms like soldiers or students, have meals served mess hall style, bussed to the capitol and have a nice uniform to wear? Compensation would be like the rest of us….hourly. Punch in and punch out, spend a full day at making the laws of the land. Additionally, NO lobbyists…..meeting with any lobbyist would mean immediate termination.
Once Congressmen and Senators start living like the rest of us they will start thinking like the rest of us. Laws would start to be more for the average Joe. Popularity of the Washington crowd is at its lowest level. So the time has come for them to live at that level and stay there until we tell them they can come up a step or two.