Saturday, April 9, 2011

My new name is American People

Elected officials love to communicate and justify their position on issues by addressing the masses as the "American People."

When members of Congress stand before a microphone and tell me they are closing down the federal government because the American People demand it, I get confused. I am one of those American people. I support actions to cut the deficit. Our nation's future depends on it. What I don't agree with is this patronizing notion that certain members of Congress believe they have been anointed to push for an extreme, uncompromising agenda in the name of the American People.

At least stand up there and tell us who you are actually representing when you attempt to justify your position on paralyzing the federal government and impacting the financial stability of this nation.

Republicans and Democrats alike are guilty of this patronizing term.  The self-serving nature and extreme ideology is going to bring this country to its knees.

When compromise fails, nobody wins. With 90 minutes to spare, they all come to an agreement regarding  short-term spending plan that will give them time to finalize legislation funding the government through Sept. 30, the end of the 2011 fiscal year.

This, after a full day of pontificating and posturing before the cameras. I suppose we should be grateful for small mercies. But I must ask, why were  we "American People"  forced to watch the antic of highly egotistical, self important people who think they are doing the people's work in an admirable fashion. 

Why? Because they all have to play to their base. Shame on Congress.


  1. You complain a lot. What a lonely, depressing life you must live.

  2. T, you don't know her at all then. Too bad you can't tell the difference between a complaint and an opinion.

  3. This is good. Do a Google search and you will find Huether's middle initial is "T".

  4. Jennifer.

    Keep up the great work. I only wish you posted more often. We need your perspective. I have been genuinely impressed by your ability to allow others to comment on issues that you may not be in total agreement with. 'Spiking' for instance. That, and another one, I fully expected you to flush down the memory hole.

    Polly Amalo

  5. T: We need a larger not smaller discussion about what happens in our Community. So, I'll just dredge it up again, why was Sally Felix fired? And, other than repairing some roads which Loila Hunking was much better at, what have we done, other than try to Look Good?

  6. Jennifer:

    I just ran across your blog recently and started following it. Great stuff,keep it up,
    agree with you 99.999% of the time.

  7. There is not much to be happy about whether it is Sioux Falls City government, State government or federal government. Who are these people that got elected? The voting public better start paying better attention to the issues and who's running for elective offices.