Self-serving politicians are destroying country
After reading "Breach of Trust" by former Congressman Tom Coburn, I've come to the conclusion that America is doomed to crash and burn, led by the Washington careerists and no matter what political party is in power. We are told to make the hard sacrifices by these politicians, who won't do so themselves for fear of losing the next election.
It is extremely unsettling to learn that I would have to live to the ripe old age of 114 to exhaust all the money I put into Social Security, but am told the trust fund will be totally bankrupt within the next 10 years. It's criminal contempt at best, and we are just supposed to sit back and accept the fact that millions of Americans will go without any income and take it on the chin because the politicians needed our money for pork barrel spending.
It's the good ol' boy mentality that got us into this mess. Careerists like Sen. Charles Schumer, Sen. Robert Byrd, Rep. Dick Gephardt, Rep. John Boehner, Sen. Mitch McConnell and the likes put us here, but we have no one to blame but ourselves. We keep voting them back in. Americans need to make a pledge that all politicians are one-termers, no matter how much wool they pull over our eyes. Then they might actually vote for budgets that are good for America, and not for the good of themselves.