Reorganizing Our Government

Saturday, June 23, 2018

I would not turn President Trump loose to reorganize the pots and pans in my kitchen pantry. 

Senator Perdue is too anxious to jump on the Trump train rather than work "across the isle" with Democrats to clean up the mess the Legislative Branch and the President have engineered to greet the taxpayers each year.  We know who is responsible for all the piling on for favorite projects all other the country that the Republicans absolutely must have and will make the President happy, and the "needs of the poor" the Democrats can dream up to have something that will upset the taxpayers enough to stop the process rather than satisfy the Republicans and/or the President.  It is all about politics.  To be specific, which political party holds the majority in the House and the Senate.  We see you in action on C-Span 1, 2, and 3.  If you are there, we are watching you as well as the news media.  That is how we know who is telling the full story and the truth.

The Constitution pretty well organizes our government with a little help from common sense.   It would help if each person in elected positions in our government had a degree in business, law, science, engineering, or public health and of course the history of this country.  Why is it that such accomplishments and experience are not included in a job description for every person running for office?  Something needs to happen that will discourage shopping for favorite toiletries, bargaining for a used mattress from Trump's rentals, lying on the House floor to demonstrate, or appearing on the Capitol steps to make a political statement all on the taxpayers' dime.  Having a President that spends most of his time campaigning and cutting deals with our enemies and alienating our friends certainly does not help.

The taxpayers have a voice.  If any reorganization of our government affects one iota in our Constitution, public comment would be required before including it on the ballot for the following election.  It is not easy to make such changes.

Charlotte Parton
Chattanooga 




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