Quote:An anonymous congressman has dropped a bombshell election-year book that confirms why Americans hate their national government and have rallied to anti-establishment presidential candidates like Donald Trump.
Quote:“Like most of my colleagues, I promise my constituents a lot of stuff I can never deliver,” he admits. “But what the hell? It makes them happy hearing it . . . My main job is to keep my job.”
Quote:“We spend money we don’t have and blithely mortgage the future with a wink and a nod. Screw the next generation. It’s about getting credit now, lookin’ good for the upcoming election,” he says.
Quote:He said he and his colleagues often lie to try to be all things to all people instead of tackling the nation’s problems.
Quote:“Voters are incredibly ignorant. It’s far easier than you think to manipulate a nation of naive, self-absorbed sheep who crave instant gratification . . .” vents Congressman X.
Quote:He says money “corrupts” and House members are “puppets” to lobbyists who bankroll their campaigns.
Quote:“Business organizations and unions fork over more than $3 billion a year to those who lobby the federal government. Does that tell you something? We’re operating a f–king casino,” he says.
Quote:“America’s on an irreversible decline and no one in Washington seems to care . . . God help us.”
Congressman X is a Dem.
This is nothing new to us but it is nice to see one of them finally admit it.
I am speaking of the life of a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children; who has undertaken to cherish it and do it no damage, not because he is duty-bound, but because he loves the world and loves his children… - Wendell Berry, 1971