Political Duplicity and Greed
Politics at the Federal level in this country is doing what no outside enemy has ever done. It is destroying the fabric of the Republic.
If ever there was a good reason for term limits, the current politics above all else mentality in Washington is it. Our Senators and Congresspersons will do anything to maintain themselves in office and continue to feed at the public trough. They will lie, cheat, commit treason and kiss the asses of anyone in order to stay in their cushey jobs where they all seem to live far beyond the means of their public salaries.
How is it that quite a few of our elected officials go to Washington without a pot to piss in and retire very wealthy? Lyndon Johnson comes to mind as one who had nothing when he was first elected and became a multi millionaire while in office. There have been many others but Johnson stands out as one of the most obvious.
I have come to the conclusion that politicians see their election to office as a licsence to steal and the most greedy are the ones who make the most noise while in office.
Term limits would be a great start in correcting the mess in Washington but even more effective would be a strict accounting of politicians monetary gains while in office. I mean FULL DISCLOSURE of ALL financial gains. That would cause a lot of them to see the need to get a real job.