So I Was in Econ. Today....

cheese's picture

And we were talking about how the state congress in California is corrupt.
Greedy bastards.

I'm losing trust in our government. And things like this are why.
I dont see why we need congress in office ALL year. It's not like they're doing anything incredibly important all the time. All they do is pass laws. :I
Texas doesnt have congress in office all friggin' year and they're doing fine.
Also, why dont they cut their own damn paychecks before they decide to cut the teacher's paychecks? I personally think they get paid too damn much. It isnt right.
They get away with mostly everything they do, and if they dont, then the most they'll get is a slap on the wrist.

Dont get me wrong, i know there are a few good guys in office. But there aren't enough.
People in office kiss up to the rich guys so that they can campaign again next election. Fucking endless cycle.

It pisses me off.
And what upsets me more is that some people are ignorant and vote these assholes back into office again and again only because of the political party they support. It doesnt matter what they are, if they're doing a bad job they dont need to be in office. All they're doing is worsening California's situation.
People need to open their eyes and see what their ignorance is doing.
We can't fix things if we dont fix how the state is run.


I love California and all, but it's fucking stupid. Lol.

And another thing, why do the poor always get screwed in the end? Why?
Why should we have to pay 30% of our earnings in taxes, while the fat and happy rich guy pays little or nothing?
That isnt fair. At all.
It's not like 15% in taxes would hurt them. 15% is HALF of what the poor pay and they still dont want to. WHY???

Because the trend in America seems to be that the Rich get richer, and the Poor get poorer.

And then the assholes who abuse welfare need to be picked out and dealt with. Seriously.
Just cause you're lazy and dont want to work doesnt mean everyone else should have to pay for you.
Welfare is there for the people who really, honestly need help. They're going through a rough time and cant find a job, or their job doesnt pay what they need to support a family. That's completely fine. It isnt their fault.
I understand, I'm actually apart of one of those families.
And it does help.


There's so much wrong with how we run things, it isnt even funny.

And I'm not one of those people who believes in Anarchy.

That's stupid.
People need someone to tell them what to do, if we didnt there would be complete and utter chaos.
But our government sucks. Somewhat.

It's not ALL bad. But it isnt as good as it should be.

it's stupid how people are fueled off of greed. money will never buy you happiness, if that's what you're after.
Money cant buy you anything but material things.

And when it really boils down, you dont need a lot of money to live off of and be happy.
You can be happy and have a low paying job. haha. As long as you have what you need.
And a roof over your head.

but i guess there's the case of living in a bad neighborhood.
And if you have that situation and you arent happy, move.
Do whatever it takes to get to a place where you can be happy.
You still wont need to make a lot of money.
You dont need to be a millionare to live your life to the fullest. Seriously.

I dont think a lot of people know that. But it's what we've been taught all our lives.
"If you go to college, get a good job, and make a lot of money, you'll be happy."

Nope. Not true.


swimmerguy's picture


I realized I realized it was hopeless when I heard that Congress's approval rating was 9% and I was surprised it was so high.
Like I heard that and I was like Exactly what 9 percent of people look at how Congress has been working and thought to themselves "they're doing a good job"?, I mean, 9% is dismally low, but still seems high for the performance they've been giving.
I mean, Congress made it so that Senators and Representatives aren't affected by insider trading laws! It's just like WHAT THE FUCKING FUCK SHIT, HOW THE FUCK EVEN.

When the treasury said we could wait till August 2nd to pay off our debts, frankly I was more optimistic than some people around me who said they'd wait until the last day and pass some half ass thing. But I was wrong, they did, then they passed a bill saying that a supercommitee would figure it out, or else, and now the supercommitee failed, and now they're trying to untrigger the or else, and I'm like "okay, so you lowered our credit rating, then created a bill that you later dismantled when you couldn't figure it out? My God".
Such fuckers.

elph's picture

You've "got it!"

I'm very increasingly suspicious that man's propensity to gravitate towards corruption makes (our form of) democracy unworkable for a body as large as the U.S.

When "checks and balances" are conveniently applicable... democracy is fine.

But as large as we now are... politicians have innumerable edifices behind which they may so conveniently hide: No one to take responsible action!

Tequila probably won't help (actually... I don't think I've tried it)!

radiosilence95's picture

Yeah, Congress is really

Yeah, Congress is really fucking things up. Illinois teachers are going on strike because of the pay cuts, while the school administrators, those who don't even take the time to educate the youth of America, make like 250,000 a year. If I were a teacher I think I'd strike too. It just sucks though, because the students will be the ones to pay the price. We might miss a shit ton of school and there won't be anyone to teach us important things!

I'm not an anarchist either, but damn, our government SUCKS. It's full of greedy, selfish, uncaring, hypocritical douchebags. And things may only get worse before they get better.

cheese's picture

the system

sucks man.

"So can you tell me what's left when everything you care for carries on, when broken dreams are built to make you strong. When the memories of yesterday fall through these broken dreams are built to help you through." ~Authority Zero