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With all the issues the nation faces, Congressional leaders are focused on revenge. Is that what we elected them to do?
If not, why are we continuing to tolerate and reward them with being re-elected when they have not been about doing the people’s business.
No, this does not describe the behavior of all members of Congress. But it seems to be the focus of those in power with the loudest voices and most powerful positions.
While there is a need to solve the immigration crisis, pass sensible gun control measures, and a host of other policies needed to improve the lives of children, the elderly and all citizens, Congressional leaders are focused on revenge.
The acts of revenge are not limited to one party exacting retribution from the other. The historical ouster of Kevin McCarthy as Speaker of the House has been considered an act of revenge carried out within the Republican party.
Then there are investigations and inquiries that seem to support the fact that some Congressional leaders are focused on revenge. While some of the investigations or inquiries may be warranted and justified, should they be all consuming?
What major policies and pieces of legislation are being completed and talked about that you are aware of? Are they being discussed by media outlets to inform the public?
We elected our representatives to go to Washington and find solutions to the challenges that impact the quality of our lives, that of our families, our communities, cities, and the country. But many Congressional leaders are focused on revenge instead, either because of a personal agenda or on behalf of someone else.
How long are we willing to tolerate it? Aren’t you sick and tired of all of the vitriol, the infighting?
Getting meaningful policies and legislation passed requires a willingness of members of Congress to work together, discuss disagreements with the intent of reaching a compromise — all with the goal of meeting the needs of the American people who put them there.
But, what do we have? Many Congressional leaders are focused on revenge and infighting at the expense of supporting needed progress.
When will we say enough, let our elected officials know it, and support and vote for only those who do their jobs?
If we do not, we will continue to get more of the same.