This post addresses the recent “issue” about the Congressional Page Scandal. We put this in the very large category of “Wasteful Government Spending.” Foley is a stupid man. How stupid people become leaders of the best damn country on earth is a mystery to us – but only the people who vote them into power can answer that one.
Truth is, most logical people do away with things and processes that are no longer relevant or needed. Business people do this all the time. We do it in our personal lives, too. If the people who run Congress had any sense, they would have done away with the Page program years ago and there wouldn’t be a scandal. Instead of the airwaves and newspapers being filled with jibber-jabber about a very stupid man, we could be talking about important issues related to the survival of the USA like imigration reform, social security reform, income tax overhaul (read Fair Tax), health care issues and the like. But noooooooooo – the media thinks we want to hear about a very stupid man.
The Page program is worthless and useless. A recent story we read told how many millions of dollars (it is always millions of dollars when it’s a government program – never hundreds or thousands) this dumb and outdated program cost us – the taxpayers. Get rid of it … now – ASAP. How hard could it be to quit a program we no longer need?
The Page program was started long before the days of electronic communications like email and the Internet. Why do Senators and Representatives need little snotty-nosed, rich, spoiled, high school students to run around the halls of Congress delivering messages and papers? They don’t. It’s a big waste of money and it should be stopped now. This one is definitely not a brain surgery decision.
Write your representatives today and tell them to do it … eliminate the Page program now. It ain’t brain surgery.
Have a great day!
Richard & Terry