What makes the American public believe that bottom feeders ever change, or even want to change?
They have failed and seem to be at peace with it. That's just the way it goes, folks. Bottom feeders are comfortable with their position on the bottom, being the lowest of the low.
LOWEST RATING EVER
Congress is currently tied for its lowest approval rating ever, with only 12 percent of Americans approving of the way Congress is doing its job. Only 6 percent of registered voters say that most Congressional members have earned re-election, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll.
Our elected congressional representatives -- you know, even the guys who are elected when poor, leave office rich -- are leeches with a total lack of responsibility to provide for themselves, relying on others for sustenance. We are the "others." And then there are the lobbyists and special interests.
How many Senators and Congresspersons does it take to fit the definition of bottom scavengers? All of them.
As my grandpa, a railroad depot agent, used to say about Congress, repeatedly, "They're crooks. Every damn one of them!"
EXPEDIENCY ABOVE PRINCIPLE
Yet another definition of a bottom feeder is a person who places expediency above principle. How could so many have gotten so low without American citizens taking to the streets? I was thinking of marches. But really, I'm surprised that there isn't rioting by now. It's control of the people, some kind of mass hyponotism perhaps.
I don't think our Congressional folks are even scared, do you?
They don't even pretend. They could at least not continue to vote themselves a salary raise when so many Americans have lost their jobs. And their savings. And pensions.
DO OUR CONGRESS PERSONS EVEN CARE?
They seem to not care. Somehow their kids get jobs when they graduate from college, without huge student loans to pay off or the need to move back home with Mom and Dad. And they've all got health insurance, no matter what.
Basically, most in Congress lack empathy and are unwilling to recognize or identify with the feelings and needs of others.
Who do you think believes them?
THEY ASK US TO SACRIFICE:
BUT WHAT DO THEY SACRIFICE?
How come I've never heard just one senator or congressperson say that they are not only refusing a salary raise but also declining their health insurance protection until everyone in the country can have the same?
I keep complaining about the arrogance of those in Congress, to which my friends continually remind me that arrogance is a prerequisite for being a politician. All of those big egos demanding personal attention, fighting over who's got the bigger ... well, for propriety's sake, we should say overbearing self-importance instead of "putz."
This all-pervasive pattern of grandiosity for the elected/chosen ones, their need for admiration and lack of empathy isn't explained merely by big egos. I think it's more likely pathological narcissism.
HIGH-FUNCTIONING NARCISSISTS OR BIG EGOS
They are high-functioning; but none the less, a number of our congresspersons have narcissistic personality disorders. That's my opinion, but not mine alone. Their inflated sense of self-importance drives them on, to show all of us just how important they really are.
One of the ways you can tell they have narcissistic personalities is by their obvious sense of entitlement, their unreasonable expectations of especially favorable treatment or automatic compliance with their expectations. They really should be addressed as "Your Haughtiness," don't you think?
Too bad our representatives don't work to entitle their constituents more than themselves, and have high expectations of providing us with all that favorable treatment, trying to automatically comply with our expectations of them. Isn't that the way it's suppose to be? Didn't they promise as much before their election?
Why aren't Americans rioting in the streets? So far in 2011, there have been over 92 major riots around the world. (Check out Wikipedia's "List of Riots"). Most of the riots are in poor countries, but what about Great Britain and France?
Of course, I'm not the only one wondering about riots. Just the other day, New York Mayor Bloomberg invoked concern of riots.
"The public is not happy," Bloomberg said in a radio interview, reports The New York Times. "The public knows there's something wrong in this country and there is."
"You have a lot of kids graduating college who can't find jobs," he said. "That's what happened in Cairo. That's what happened in Madrid. You don't want those kinds of riots here."
Some have been quick to claim Bloomberg's comment an overstatement. But tough economic times, no jobs, no health insurance and losing your home, do lead to civil dissatisfaction. That's understatment. Disobedience could well be next.
by Sharon McEachern