THE WANDERING TAX PRO
Up-to-the-minute advice, information, resources, and, on occasion, commentary on federal and New Jersey state income taxes, and the various New Jersey property tax rebate programs, and insights and observations on tax policy and professional tax practice, by 45+-year veteran tax professional Robert D Flach.
Friday, October 31, 2014
A SCARY THOUGHT
Here is a scary thought for
Halloween.What if the 114th
Congress turns out to be made up of most of the same idiots as the 113th
The current 113th
Congress is perhaps the worst Congress in history.It is certainly the least productive.
A recent article in the New York
Post reported -
divided House and Senate have managed to pass just 163 laws that garnered
President Obama’s signature since the two-year term began in January 2013. At
this rate, Congress will have no problem beating the previous record set during
the 2011-2013 session in which 284 laws were passed. That was down from 385 laws
passed in the 2009-2011 session.”
The current idiots in Congress are
incapable of working together to accomplish anything of substance.And they are incapable of independent thought
– merely “following orders” from, and quoting from the script provided to them
by, the Party leaders.
They have proven that they have absolutely
no interest in the American public or the proper administration of the American
government.Their main goal and
motivation is getting themselves and fellow party members re-elected.
When there is actual legislation to
vote on the idiots in Congress do not vote based on what they think is good or
bad for the country.They vote based on
what the Party tells them is good or bad for the Party!And, as I have said before, if the
Republicans came up with legislation that would truly guarantee world peace the
Democrats would vote against it because it was not introduced by the Democrats,
and vice versa.
The American public obviously
recognizes these facts.According to
less than two months to go before the midterm congressional elections, 14% of
Americans approve of how Congress is handling its job. This rating is one of
the lowest Gallup has measured in the fall before a midterm election since
rating of Congress, from Gallup's latest Social Series survey, conducted Sept.
4-7, is barely changed from the August reading, and matches the 14% average so
far in 2014. The all-time low congressional approval rating is 9%, measured in
So what are we to do?Vote
the bastards out!Get a GRIP (Get Rid of Incumbent Politicians) in November, when
435 seats in the House of Representatives are up for election, by voting against the re-election of any
current member of Congress.Just be
sure not to vote in any member or
supporter of the Tea Party.
I am very serious.No Congress could be worse than the one we have
now (unless it was controlled by the Tea Party) – so we couldn’t end up worse than we already are.
Send a message to Washington, a la “Network”
– “"We're as mad as hell, and we're not going to take this anymore!”
If the 114th Congress turns out to be just as bad as the 113th the blame will belong to the voters (and the non-voters).