a country, business, etc., that is controlled by a small group of people
: the people that control a country, business, etc.
House Republican leaders are cracking down on rebellious members after a near-disaster on a trade vote last week.
“In the beginning of the year,” Scalise spokesman Chris Bond said, “Whip Scalise reaffirmed the long-standing policy, also held by his predecessors, that while whip team members are free to vote their conscience on underlying bills, they are expected to vote as a team on procedural matters such as last week’s rule vote.”
Look, I get it, this is “just how it works in Washington.” BUT to that I would say, “This is how you end up with $18 Trillion in debt and a Government so invasive into our daily lives and freedom that it is more concerned about losing control over us, than controlling our own borders. Good people are sent to Washington to stop the insanity and save this country. Unfortunately, they bow to the king (status quo) and lose their spines.
Or as I recently put it via email to someone….
I’m sorry, overall I have just lost faith in the Federal Government and am one who thinks its time to start stripping power from all of the branches not expanding their powers. Every time someone tells me “don’t worry, this is good for you”, it turns out not to be. Federalizing TSA, Homeland Security, The Fed, Dodd Frank, Obamacare, Autobailouts, TARP, Dep of Ed. Moratorium on nuke plants, wind power, solar power, CAFE standards, clean diesels.
I’m one who thinks its about time patriots in Congress just start voting no on principle and return the powers not explicitly described as belonging to the Federal Government in the Constitution back to the people and states.
Oh, I forgot Ethanol. We were told just a few years back how great Ethanol is. We poured billions into it, consumed un measurable amounts of water going corn and making it, dumped unmeasurable amounts of chemicals on farm fields, while all along people out here on main street were saying but that doesn’t make sense. Congress, under control of either party, forced renewables like Ethanol on us. All a waste and now we have Government demanding buffer strips along farms to prevent runoff pollution. They bribe people to grow something, then punish them for doing it.
Its just maddening. The more I think about the idiocy of Washingtonians, the madder I get. Its appears like it doesn’t matter who we send there because the system will prevent anyone from changing it.
Not exactly sure why I thought of it, but this song came to mind. Maybe its that there is still hope to save this country from its Government. Maybe. But we have to start doing something now. Right now.