Departing senators warn: There’s a problem with the current state of politics
NOOOO SHIT; are they serious!!! A guy sitting on a street corner with a cup in his hand and sun glasses on could have told us that.
Did they just wake up this morning and figure that out. The USA has been up to its neck in an alligator pit for years and getting worse by the minute. ANDDD, who is the cause of it??? The pathetic politicians. After-all they run the country. What they are not saying; they are a biggest part of the problem.
A politician is ONLY visible when the accolades are being passed out. Other then that, they disappear like Casper the Ghost.
The politicians in this country and I am sure in other countries as well, are some of the most irresponsible/in denial people on the planet.
As departing senators said their goodbyes to Washington, a number of Democrats and Republicans took the opportunity to express concern about the state of the Senate and the political climate.”All the evidence points to an unsettling truth:
The Senate as an institution is in crisis,” retiring Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah lamented in his farewell speech delivered on the Senate floor.
Sen. Claire McCaskill, who was defeated in the November midterm elections, echoed that idea when she delivered her own farewell speech. “I’d be lying if I didn’t say I was worried about this place,” she said. “It just doesn’t work as well as it used to.””Something is broken,” the Missouri Democrat went on to say. “If we don’t have the strength to look in the mirror and fix it, the American people are going to grow more and more cynical.”
I continue to expound on the facts that caused the fall of the Roman Empire and how closely they resemble the current conditions in the USA. Seems that no one is listening. Number 5 is a zinger and tells a tale all of its own.
5. Government corruption and political instability
If Rome’s sheer size made it difficult to govern, ineffective and inconsistent leadership only served to magnify the problem. Being the Roman emperor had always been a particularly dangerous job, but during the tumultuous second and third centuries it nearly became a death sentence. Civil war thrust the empire into chaos, and more than 20 men took the throne in the span of only 75 years, usually after the murder of their predecessor. The Praetorian Guard—the emperor’s personal bodyguards—assassinated and installed new sovereigns at will, and once even auctioned the spot off to the highest bidder. The political rot also extended to the Roman Senate, which failed to temper the excesses of the emperors due to its own widespread corruption and incompetence. As the situation worsened, civic pride waned and many Roman citizens lost trust in their leadership.
Take the time to read the rest of the causes. They are so similar it is scary.
Soooooo, now we have a group of politicians that are either leaving or jumping ship, claiming there are problem with the government. NOT SHIT!!!!
I have said this so many times it is ridiculous. I have NEVER seen any politician EVER take the responsibility for any mishap in the government. They ALWAYS point the finger at the other party. What an easy out.
WISE people are supposed to learn from others mistakes and try not to make the same ones over and over. The key word was WISE.