- Your Town
A little off the sides, a lot off the top
To the editor,
Washington D.C. needs to take a lesson from Berkley, California. On all the streets leading into Berkley are signs “no military uniforms to be worn in Berkley.” A law passed during Vietnam.
The signs leading into D.C. Should read “no lobbyist allowed inside this city-in person or on the phones or computers.”
These lobbyists are paid a ridiculous salary to brow beat, bribe, and do anything to convince the congress to pass laws-or change them - to reward the big companies with laws that aid them to get the contracts from Congress; to get money passed that will help the companies; to get overseas benefits that other companies don’s have.
All those storys about free flights, Super Bowl tickets, Reno and Vegas trips happen every day in D.C. A senator’s son is getting married and all these lobbyists guarantee that papa senator won’t spend a cent of his money, but “hey papa senator-remember me when the budget comes up.”
The congress created these vampires and it doesn’t take a change to the Constitution to outlaw them from not only congress but all the departments. It’s time that congress takes care of the countries problems, not sweetening the pot for a group of conniving American corporations. Knock off all the paid for dinners and cook your own food, congress or hire a cook.
You get enough from us in your salary. D.C. Must learn that going to that town does not make one a person of royalty, even though you live like it.
The rest of America pays for haircuts...Congress; start with that. If you like your barber, you’ll enjoy the time in the chair, chatting about anything but politics. That’s when haircuts go astray.