Politicians like to dictate what the citizenry can and cannot do. For example, while you may be enjoying a TSA groping session when travelling, our Congressional representatives simply bypass security and take their private and chartered jets (all the while the President attacks those jet owning rich Americans making over $250,000 per year, who incidentally could never afford a private jet). They’ll mandate legislation that requires, essentially at the barrel of a gun, Americans to have universal healthcare coverage while they vilify “platinum healthcare” provided by some of the nations top employers, all the while knowing full well that they themselves will never be subjected to the same insurance as the rest of the plebs.
And, while they write laws that supposedly protect our free markets through regulation by organizations like the SEC and CFTC, they exempt themselves from the very same laws that would land any average American, stock broker or trader in jail. With billions of dollars in lobbyist donations and gifts, our Congressional representatives enjoy the benefit of not just acquiring insider information from private and quasi-government institutions, but actually have a hand in writing the legislation and awarding the contracts that affects (up or down) the market values of specific companies in which they can freely invest.
In the years that Americans lost Trillions of dollars from their retirement savings and in the values of their homes, our Congressional representatives (and this is just the Federal side of it!) increased their net worth nearly one third of a billion dollars.
The worst part of it is that most Americans either have no idea how things work in Washington, or are completely apathetic to what’s going on, believing instead that these white shoes politicians are somehow able to empathize and feel the pain of the common man.
There is only one solution to the problem of corruption in the halls of our government institutions, and that’s a complete reset of how our nation does business.
It’s coming, either voluntarily with politicians changing their ways (which is not likely to happen) or being voted out of office (which is equally a long shot), or involuntarily when the populace realizes they can no longer put food on the table while their elected leaders enjoy drinking jet plane junkets at taxpayer expense.