Friday, April 15, 2016

The Pig Book--A Solution

Politicians are the A-list addicts and alcoholics with a different drug of choice
No matter how many times they utter frugality in their solemn voice
Their drug of choice is the earmark to fund pet ego projects in their district
No way will we have any chance of cutting spending unless earmarks we completely restrict
Like the addict or alcoholic one fix or drink is never enough
Any vow of “this is the last earmark, so help me God,” quickly into the trash bin its stuff
Rehab for these gutless wonders has to be to limit their terms
Prohibit for at least a decade after office being a lobbyist to the halls of Congress return
It may take great effort but an amendment along these lines is needed
Because cries of the taxed multitude will never be heeded
Term limits of three for the House and one for a Senate seat
No deficit spending unless by at least a vote of 4/5s needed a clear and present danger to our national security defeat
Failing that an amendment to elect like some ancient Greek city states by lot
Would not have to be on the hunt for donations much more difficult by special interests be bought 
© April 15, 2016, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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