Saturday, July 30, 2011

Empathy in Washington is a four letter word!

, for want of a better word, does not exist either in Congress or in the White House!

An interesting word empathy. For those unfamiliar empathy is the identification with and understanding of another's situation.

Empathy is a word not always associated with politics, but it should be. This debate in Washington over the debt ceiling is a classic example of a group that has none!

When we send our representatives to Washington it is to serve our needs as our proxies whether they are in the House, the Senate or in the White House.

As this disgusting example of political gamesmanship shows the only people that our servants in office truly serve and care about are themselves and their own political future.

Let's face it. Many are financially independent and additionally enjoy the largess provided by government service.

The outcome of this standoff will not affect them in the least.

In fact many in Congress have done quite well over the course of a financial crisis that has devastated many others of us.

For these members of Congress it is purely an ego-trip and a power-trip with ordinary people being held hostage by the process.

How will this debt limit game play out at the end of the day?

For you and I probably not so well even if some compromise is reached. This because any compromise will likely address none of the real systemic problems facing the United States now and in the future.

For our servants in Washington it will work out fine. Just more political fuel and ammunition for the fire as they head into the 2012 election season.

Sounds like a lose-lose proposition if you are not one of them!

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  1. How could they have empathy? Most of our reps are millionaires. And if they weren't rich before entering Congress, the corruption, insider trading, and revolving doors ensured they would leave rich.

    I smell revolution in the air.

  2. I pretty much explain all of this in a 6000 word article that I wrote about two years ago under the title orwells boot. Search the term. It is number 1 on ALL search engines. In case I slipped I wrote it under the name factotum666

    What you are seeing is the inevitable outcome of almost all governments.

  3. If you can find the link comment and provide it here. I would be curious to read it. Thanks.