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Federal legislators failing to do their job

Posted: October 18, 2013 - 8:36am

I like most of the people I know am extremely mad at all of the federal legislators for failing to do their primary job — establish a new budget by October of each year. They have not prepared, presented, and voted on an approved budget for many, many years. If your job required the preparation and passing of a budget and you did not do so, you would be fired.

But, if you do a web search to see how to recall any federal legislator for dereliction of duty you will find that there is no way to recall them once they have been elected. Their current antics, bickering, party politics, name calling, and lack of respect for America and the voters is totally unacceptable.

We must change all of our federal legislators and elect new ones. Once we get new legislators elected, then we must insure that they pass a federal law allowing the voters to remove them from office for failure to perform their constitutional duties. But, I fear that the “sheep” will forget this fiasco by the next election and we will continue to have a broken legislative branch.

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RaySouthwell
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RaySouthwell 10/18/13 - 04:38 pm
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Changing Congress

If you start with a cage containing five monkeys and inside the cage, hang a banana on a string from the top and then you place a set of stairs under the banana, before long a monkey will go to the stairs and climb toward he banana.

As soon as he touches the stairs, you spray all the other monkeys with cold water.

After a while another monkey makes an attempt with same result ... all the other monkeys are sprayed with cold water. Pretty soon when another monkey tries to climb the stairs, the other four monkeys will try to prevent it.

Now, put the cold water away. Remove one monkey from the cage and replace it with a new one.

The new monkey sees the banana and attempts to climb the stairs. To his shock, all of the other monkeys beat the crap out of him. After another attempt and attack, he knows that if he tries to climb the stairs he will be assaulted.

Next, remove another of the original five monkeys, replacing it with a new one.

The newcomer goes to the stairs and is attacked. The previous newcomer takes part in the punishment...... with enthusiasm, because he is now part of the "team".

Then, replace a third original monkey with a new one, followed by the fourth, then the fifth. Every time the newest monkey takes to the stairs, he is attacked.

Now, the monkeys that are beating him up have no idea why they were not permitted to climb the stairs. Neither do they know why they are participating in the beating of the newest monkey.

Finally, having replaced all of the original monkeys, none of the remaining monkeys will have ever been sprayed with cold water. Nevertheless, not one of the monkeys will try to climb the stairway for the banana.

Why, you ask? Because in their minds...that is the way it has always been!

This, my friends, is how Congress operates... and this is why, from time to time: All of the monkeys need to be replaced at the same time.

Raoulduke
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Raoulduke 10/19/13 - 02:10 am
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The changing

R.S. I seldom am in agreement with you,but I really like your monkey parable. I broke out in a laugh.Thanks!

RaySouthwell
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RaySouthwell 10/19/13 - 10:49 am
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Not my original parable

I read it some years ago. Still laugh when I read it again. I think we agree on more than we disagree.

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