What’s the subject of this post? It’s a post on The Culture Monk. Government Smutdown….huh??? is sort of a bait and switch. culturemonk starts off complaining about the blame game. Here’s how that section ends and what the post is really about begins.
No matter what country you live or reside in; politics effects your life. Whether you like it or not, politics is the avenue with which we build roads, bring water to our homes, and operate the day-to-day necessary components of living in a society of people.
But I’m fed up with politicians. I’m fed up with this lie that “its the other political party’s fault!” —-> let’s be honest; that is a damn lie.
Everyone in Washington, D.C. is at fault. Why? Because neither political party is acting like they are public servants. And that is what this article is about; being a servant.
And how does ‘s post conclude?
Yet in our day-and-age…..
—-) Who is driving the most expensive car; the doctors!
—-) Who is living in the most exclusive gated community; the politicians!
And if you are a social worker who makes a very little wage please don’t cry to me that ‘I only make X amount of dollars, I’m not a millionaire”……don’t cry to me because I believe you’re services should be free; you should only say to your clients; pay whatever you can.
Being a public servant SHOULD NOT BE ABOUT MAKING MONEY. And if you don’t like what I have to say…..then you clearly wouldn’t like what Gandhi had to say…and you DEFINITELY wouldn’t like to hear what Jesus had to say!
I better drink another coffee……..
What is doing is repeating the propaganda we grew up with, but it is silly nonsense. When we pay other people to serve us, what gives us the right to expect them to work for less than their labor is worth on the open market?
Should we love our neighbor as we love our self? Yes, but when you are working for people who are perfectly capable of paying you, what has that got to do with working for nothing?
The fact is we don’t pay our elected officials anywhere near what jobs involving similar responsibilities would get them in the private market. Here are a couple of examples.
- We pay a member of the Prince William County School Board $12,000 a year. That board controls a yearly budget of over one billion dollars.
- We pay a member of the House of Delegates $17,640 per year. The General Assembly controls ….. Well, check out the Virginia’s Budget. It’s scary we pay people so little to spend so much.
Is Gov. Bob McDonnell’s (R-Va.) fall from grace really so surprising?
Alex Burns of Politico expresses incredulity that McDonnell has apparently tossed away his presidential ambitions by accepting gifts like a Rolex watch—and a $120,000 payment that may or may not have been a loan—from one of his top donors. (continued here)
Anyway, the discussion continues. To see how it ends, check Government Smutdown….huh???