Don't Just Say No; VOTE NO!

They're all Corruptocrats.

The Democrats took over the House and Senate a year ago.  Pelosi promised to clean up Congress, but funny things happened.

Pelosi's Democrats threw out a law that would have required that they list lawmaker's names when a lawmaker spent money on a pet project.  When they steal our money, they don't want us to know which of them stole it.

They threw out a law that would make it illegal to send money to businesses that hire lawmaker's relatives.  When they steal our money, they want to split the swag with their families.

The only thing Democrats didn't like about Republican corruption was that they weren't in on it.  Now that they can send earmarks to their friends in return for bribes, sorry, campaign contributions, suddenly everything's OK with earmarks.

As Mark Twain put it, "90% of our politicians give the other 10% a bad name."

So what do we taxpayers do about it?  We can complain, but that won't get us anywhere.  Big shots bribe the Ways and Means Committee to write tax loopholes for them, they get representation without taxation, we get taxation without representation.  Complaining won't do us any good, but we can vote NO.

The only thing that gets a Congresscritter's attention is losing an election.  What if everybody on the web decided to vote against incumbents?  They're all crooked bums, we need a whole new set.

Whoever your incumbent is, just vote NO.  It doesn't matter whether you agree with him or not, they're all crooks, vote 'em out!

It's real simple, pass it on: this election, whoever's in office, just vote NO.  If we get rid of all the incumbents, maybe the new guys will take us seriously.

If we don't punish them for stealing our money, we have nobody to blame but ourselves.

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Reader Comments
Wouldn't it be great. They are all in it for themselves. Actually a lot like bankers.
No bank offer's a service that doesn't benifit the bank first.
Is there a cure short of an armed insurection.......I'll bet not.

February 1, 2008 9:04 PM
"They threw out a law that would make it illegal to send money to businesses that hire lawmaker's relatives"

What law? Wasn't that just a proposal?
February 2, 2008 11:37 PM
It was a proposal which was CERTAINLY consistent with Pelosi's promise to clean up congress. It was rejected out of hand. It was a proposed law which didn't make it. It got thrown out.
February 3, 2008 7:45 AM
Congress is a bunch of crooks. The problem with this proposal is that we'll just throw out one bunch of crooks and replace 'em with another.
February 4, 2008 2:06 PM
Sir David,

I take issue with the fact that ALL the new members of Congress will be crooks. I believe that the more turnover we create in Congress by ALWAYS voting out the incumbents in every election, the more likely we will get more ordinary citizens to run for Congress, even knowing that they will be voted out in the next election.That will mean we have defacto Term Limits for Congress.

I don't believe the average American is a crook.
When enough Americans realize that it is only long service that turns Congresspeople into crooks, we will finally get a term limits amendment to allow good Congresspeople to be reelected for more than one term.

Everybody should checkout for a new way to clean out Congress.
February 5, 2008 4:02 PM
Since Twain is quoted: "90% of our politicians give the other 10% a bad name." -- why not vote out the 90% that is corrupt?
February 26, 2008 12:32 PM
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