Recently I saw House Speaker Rep. John Boehner say with a straight face that the president’s speeches are all sizzle and no steak. Boehner should realize that he and his side of the House are the steak, and it’s burning.
He dares criticize the president about jobs. He has apparently forgotten that President Obama sent him and the House a jobs plan more than two years ago. Of course, no attention was paid it because it was derailed by obstructionism, which is really at the heart of Boehner and his House.
To me, the “not doing anything” attitude should result in “no work, no results, no pay.” The majority of Americans are workers who understand that people are required to work for their pay, and if they don’t, the usual result is “goodbye.”
Faith in the government is at an all time low due to the inaction of elected representatives, who take on a personal war rather than doing what they were elected to do. It is not only shameful, but criminal that this has been allowed to last so long.
I wish there were something the public could do to get things going. Letters and petitions seem to be discarded, or sent to the electronic recycle bin.
We are being cast aside and ignored. Though the public has control at the ballot box, there is too much time between what the majority would like to do and when they are able to do it.
Sad isn’t it?
Marc A.J. Jalbert, Lewiston