• I’d Be Ashamed To Be In Congress…

    …If I Couldn’t Figure Out How To Balance A Checkbook!

    Okay folks, I’ve had it! Have none of you ever had to take a long hard look at your budget because you are short on cash?

    How hard can it be? Does it hurt? Of course it does!

    I like strawberries and whipped cream as much as the next person, and I sure as heck like them a lot better than beans and cornbread; however, I’ve had to eat a few beans in my life, haven’t you?

    Then tell me what it is about this concept that Congress doesn’t understand. On one hand, Rickey and I believe that the problem stems from the fact that  most of our politicians have never lived in the real world, but that’s not always the case…it’s not even the case with the President himself.

    Surely the son of a single mom should understand BUDGET? And don’t tell me that he is just too good for his own good and only wants to help people.

    I’ve spent some time researching where the money goes, and it’s not all flying off to feed starving babies, folks!

    We Americans spent the last generation playing (I’m pointing at myself also.) and while we were not looking, Congress set itself up to answer to no one and to do exactly what it took to create a roomful of career politicians.

    And so here we are today; the money is gone from the richest country in the world, and we have a few hundred people making our decisions for us, and to be quite honest with you, they are not qualified to do that. I think they have made that very plain.

    Because we are the richest nation in the world, we could still turn this runaway train around before it derails; however, it appears that the people in charge had rather ride the train right on off of the track and over the cliff than to stop it now. The only thing wrong with that scenario is that you and I can’t get off of the train. Whither it goest, so goeth we…it’s a shame, isn’t it?

    About Fredda Jones

    Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for texansunited.com and marketing small-town Texas.
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    14 Responses to I’d Be Ashamed To Be In Congress…

    1. Dennis Marken says:

      I got way too much time on my hands. Hopefully Mon. I will be back to normal. My take is the Dem/Rep/President machine want us to run off the track. Then and only then can they destroy the dollar, develop a world currency, set a future up in america where there are no elections. Freedom has had our fed government spooked since we stood up to them in the 60s/70s. They have tried the big bomb alarm in the 50s, the Russians were going to take over the world during Vietnam, the drug wars (still going on) and now the buggy man is out to get us, the terrorist. None of those worked to break the american economy and give the federal government complete control so they have decided to bust our country apart by destroying the economy/dollar out right. Never let a crisis go to waste.

    2. Dennis Marken says:

      Did I really put buggy man down. Sorry, I got to get outside and have a few drinks. Duh!!

    3. Sam Vineyard says:

      It’s not only the buggy man and the Demo’s that are trying to break the U.S. and distroy it from within. Remember when G.W. was meeting with Mexico and Canada and trying to make secret deals to join those three countries together. The idea of a one World Government controling every country has been going on since Nelson Rockefeller was Vice President and from what I have found, he is the one that came up with the idea first. Both major parties have been working towards that ever since and they are making headway in getting it done. If people don’t wake up and smell the dirty, they will get it done one way or the other. We need people elected to offcie that still think it is a privilege and honor to serve the people while in office, intead of working on making themselves rich and powerfull and advancing the party instead of thinkin gof the needs of the citizens of the U.S.

      Not one person in Congress today is working for the people that elected them.

    4. Sam Vineyard says:

      The deal is done, Obama signed it as soon as it hit his desk. We will now be more in debt, no make that our great-grandkids will be more in debt now. And people are asking why? I can tell you why, because people lost interest in what the government was doing for the last 60 years and just let the politicians do anything they want. And what did they do, they sold their souls to big business. Everything today is about big business making huge profits, every bill they pass is in support of big business. Read all about it at http://www.truth-out.org/tale-two-lootings/1312292014

      That is a very good read and it tells just how it all came about. But now what can be done about it and how to take our country back is the leading question. Can it be done? Or is the United States a lost cause now?

      The only thing that can be done is for the people to not vote for anyone in either of the major parties. That means no votes for a Republican or a Democrat, in any election, from the city, county, state and all the way to the Federal elections again. Can we do that? I doubt it.

    5. Sam Vineyard says:

      Got this and it explains what is wrong with Congress and with them wanting to cut Social Security.

      Remember, not only did you contribute to Social Security but your employer did too. It totaled 15% of your income before taxes. If you averaged only $30K over your working life, that’s close to $220,500. If you calculate the future value of $4,500 per year (yours & your employer’s contribution) at a simple 5% (less than what the govt. pays on the money that it borrows), after 49 years of working (that was me) you’d have $892,919.98. If you took out only 3% per year, you’d receive $26,787.60 per year and it would last better than 30 years (until you’re 95 if you retire at age 65) and that’s with no interest paid on that final amount on deposit! If you bought an annuity and it paid 4% per year, you’d have a lifetime income of $2,976.40 per month. The folks in Washington have pulled off a bigger Ponzi scheme than Bernie Madhoff ever had.Entitlement my ass, I paid cash for my social security insurance!!!! Just because they borrowed the money, doesn’t make my benefits some kind of charity or handout!! Congressional benefits, aka. free healthcare, outrageous retirement packages, 67 paid holidays, three weeks paid vacation, unlimited paid sick days, now that’s welfare, and they have the nerve to call my social security retirement entitlements? We’re “broke” and can’t help our own Seniors, Veterans, Orphans, Homeless etc.! In the last months we have provided aid to Haiti , Chile , and Turkey . And now Pakistan ……home of bin Laden. Literally, BILLIONS of DOLLARS!!!

      Our retired seniors living on a ‘fixed income’ receive no aid nor do they get any breaks while our government and religious organizations pour Hundreds of Billions of $$$$$$’s and Tons of Food to Foreign Countries!

      They call Social Security and Medicare an entitlement even though most of us have been paying for it all our working lives and now when its time for us to collect, the government is running out of money. Why did the government borrow from it in the first place? Imagine if the *GOVERNMENT* gave ‘US’ the same support they give to other countries. Sad isn’t it?

      • Fredda Jones Fredda Jones says:

        Haiti, I’m not sure that I have a problem with because those poor, poor people had an unbelievable tragedy befall them. However, it is true that we throw billions yearly to foreign countries while we can’t pay our bills.

        I especially have problems with throwing money into those countries who openly hate us. Of course, I’m sure if we knew who we were in bed with and why we really throw that money out the window, it would scare us to death…or make us mad enough to revolt!!

    6. Annette says:


      • Fredda Jones Fredda Jones says:

        I agree with you, Annette. I’ve actually thought about this a lot, but I have to wonder if this works everytime. What do we do if the ones running are worse than the incumbent? Would we still be better with new blood because we have shown incumbents that we CAN get rid of them? fj

        • Sam Vineyard says:

          We can have worse ones in Congress? Maybe but lifes a gamble too. But for sure we can’t go on with what we have in office now.

    7. Sam Vineyard says:

      OK, the U.S. sends money everywhere and to every country, even those that hate us. Would you believe the U.S. has worked hand in hand with terrorist. Funded terrorist attacks on other countries? After reading this you will see why I say NO money to other countries for any reason. http://www.truth-out.org/bosnia-kosovo-and-now-libya-human-costs-washington%E2%80%99s-going-collusion-terrorists/1312724637

      Yes we need to get out of the World politics and let other countries run thesir countries as they want. I think the U.S. is doing what Russia did int he 60’s and 70’s. Just maybe going about it in another way, but just as bad.

      The United States, the BULLY of the whole World, too bad we can’t afford to be a World Power any longer, or need to be one.

      • Fredda Jones Fredda Jones says:

        Bob Arthur brought this very thing up today with Congressman Conaway. I’m not sure we received a clear answer on WHY we insist on funding these countries and their corrupt governments.

        However, time was short, but I would have liked to hear a more indepth answer on this one.

        • Sam Vineyard says:

          You will never get a clear answer from a politican. Is someone going to have a report about what he talked about and what the questions and answers were at his townhall meeting?

    8. Sam Vineyard says:

      Around the first of June I wrote all my elected offcies and some others including the Speaker. The letter i got back from Conaway told how he was just one vote and with the democrats controlling the house there was not much he could do. I know that most of them just reply with form letters, but come on, the House has been on control by the Republicans since January. The least they could do was to keep the form letters up to date. And by the way, the Speaker of the House wrote back a more personal letter addressing the questions that I had asked about. May not have been answered by him personally but at least someone in the office had read my letter and answered the questions. Conaway needs to go.

    9. Dennis Marken says:

      I agree with Sam. Life is a gamble. Good or bad please don’t vote the same ones in if they have been in office over eight years. Can it really get any worse?????

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