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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Politicians work for the people..!" 'Chester "Unc" Lau' (Source)

Dakinetalk's favorite Uncle (Chester Lau)
"Unc"  is really passionate about creating a national Caregivers day.
'Unc' currently resides on the Hawai'ian Island of Oahu. 
He is a retired cinematographer,
 and  enjoys giving the politicians a bad time...

Politicians work for the people~~~ Chester "Unc" Lau~~~

Right on,politicians work for the people,thy are NOT KINGS OR QUEENS  !!! cut out the perks ,what good for the tax payers are good for them,impeach them after six months if they DID NOT fulfill  the tasks them promised in their campaigns...George Washington,Thomas Jefferson and the Marquis de lafayette,please help us on our SECOND AMERICAN REVOLUTION BEFORE CHINA BUYS THE U.S.WITHOUT FIRING A WEAPON  !!!

L'oncle Ammusant  AKA~ Chester "Unc" Lau

This is really a great letter.  I am most impressed by the fact the gentleman that wrote it, a registered democrat, signed his name and address to it. Snopes.Com confirmed this letter to be true. http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/schoonover.asp

You can be Republican, Democrat, Liberal, Conservative, Independent or Libertarian and I bet this will hit a nerve. Our country is in real trouble.

Senator Patty Murray
Senator Maria Cantwell
Washington, DC , 20510
This is really a great letter
 Dear Senators:
I have tried to live by the rules my entire life. My father was a Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army, who died of combat related stresses shortly after his retirement. It was he who instilled in me those virtues he felt important - honesty, duty, patriotism and obeying the laws of God and of our various governments. I have served my country, paid my taxes, worked hard, volunteered and donated my fair share of money, time and artifacts.

 Today, as I approach my 79th birthday, I am heart-broken when I look at my country and my government. I shall only point out a very few things abysmally wrong which you can multiply by a thousand fold. I have calculated that all the money I have paid in income taxes my entire life cannot even keep the Senate barbershop open for one year! Only Heaven and a few tight-lipped actuarial types know what the Senate dining room costs the taxpayers. So please, enjoy your haircuts and meals on us.

Last year, the president spent an estimated $1.4 billion on himself and his family. The vice president spends $ millions on hotels. They have had 8 vacations so far this year! And our House of Representatives and Senate have become America's answer to the Saudi royal family. You have become the "perfumed princes and princesses" of our country.

In the middle of the night, you voted in the Affordable Health Care Act, a.k.a. "Obamacare," a bill which no more than a handful of senators or representatives read more than several paragraphs, crammed it down our throats, and then promptly exempted yourselves from it substituting your own taxpayer-subsidized golden health care insurance.

You live exceedingly well, eat and drink as well as the "one percenters," consistently vote yourselves perks and pay raises while making 3.5 times the average U.S. individual income, and give up nothing while you (as well as the president and veep) ask us to sacrifice due to sequestration (for which, of course, you plan to blame the Republicans, anyway).

You understand very well the only two rules you need to know - (1) How to get elected, and (2) How to get re-elected. And you do this with the aid of an eagerly willing and partisan press, speeches permeated with a certain economy of truth, and by buying the votes of the greedy, the ill-informed and under-educated citizens (and non-citizens, too, many of whom do vote) who are looking for a handout rather than a job. Your so-called "safety net" has become a hammock for the lazy. And, what is it now, about 49 or 50 million on food stamps - pretty much all Democrat voters - and the program is absolutely rife with fraud and absolutely no congressional oversight?

I would offer that you are not entirely to blame. What changed you is the seductive environment of power in which you have immersed yourselves. It is the nature of both houses of Congress which requires you to subordinate your virtue in order to get anything done until you have achieved a leadership role. To paraphrase President Reagan, it appears that the second oldest profession (politics), bears a remarkably strong resemblance to the oldest.

 As the hirsute first Baron John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton (1834 -1902), English historian and moralist, so aptly and accurately stated, "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men." I'm only guessing that this applies to the female sex as well. Tell me, is there a more corrupt entity in this country than Congress?

While we middle class people continue to struggle, our government becomes less and less transparent, more and more bureaucratic, and ever so much more dictatorial, using Czars and Secretaries to tell us (just to mention a very few) what kind of light bulbs we must purchase, how much soda or hamburgers we can eat, what cars we can drive, gasoline to use, and what health care we must buy. Countless thousands of pages of regulations strangle our businesses costing the consumer more and more every day.

As I face my final year, or so, with cancer, my president and my government tell me "You'll just have to take a pill," while you, Senator, your colleagues, the president, and other exulted government officials and their families will get the best possible health care on our tax dollars until you are called home by your Creator while also enjoying a retirement beyond my wildest dreams, which of course, you voted for yourselves and we pay for.

 The chances of you reading this letter are practically zero as your staff will not pass it on, but with a little luck, a form letter response might be generated by them with an auto signature applied, hoping we will believe that you, our senator or representative, has heard us and actually cares. This letter will, however, go on line where many others will have the chance to read one person's opinion, rightly or wrongly, about this government, its administration and its senators and representatives.

I only hope that occasionally you might quietly thank the taxpayer for all the generous entitlements which you have voted yourselves, for which, by law, we must pay, unless, of course, it just goes on the $19 trillion national debt for which your children and ours, and your grandchildren and ours, ad infinitum, must eventually try to pick up the tab.

 My final thoughts are that it must take a person who has either lost his or her soul, or conscience, or both, to seek re-election and continue to destroy the country that I deeply love. You have put it so far in debt that we will never pay it off while your lot improves by the minute, because of your power.

For you, Senator, will never stand up to the rascals in your House who constantly deceive the American people. And that, my dear Senator, is how power has corrupted you and the entire Congress. The only answer to clean up this cesspool is term limits. This, of course, will kill the goose that lays your golden eggs. And woe be to him (or her) who would dare to bring it up.

Bill Schoonover
3096 Angela Lane
Oak Harbor, WA

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Chester "Unc" Lau said...

Thank you,Rabbi Kimo:🤗

When I beat Donald Trump for the president of the U.S.,I will nominate you to be my PROPAGANDA MINISTER WITH NO PAY ,NO PERKS,No NOTHING,on my inauguration dinner ,Kimchee fried rice will be served courtesy of North Korea for their Peace OFFERING,you need to bring your own knife & forks or chop sticks,No burden to the tax payers .

Dress code,Hawaiian style -T-shirt,shorts ,hula skirt,bare foot O.K.

KimoRosen said...

Pleasure Unc, I totally agree with your words!

Glenn Mickens said...

Good reading, Kimo with a lot of food for thought. With all our shortfalls and problems the people of the world are still coming to America over any other country out there. I see no mass exodus from the US to go to other countries.
If any Republican president had accomplished what Obama has in his 7plus years they would be making a place for him on Mt Rushmore! He has gotten us out of thus worst depression since 1929, jobs have been increasing and unemployment is down, he nailed the #1 criminal of the world, Osama Bin Lauden, he got us a health care program that may have flaws but is at least started whereas others just talked about it, no mass attacks (a la 911) have happened under his watch and the stock market is close to its all time high which also happened under him.
The perks and style of living that happens with our representatives is outrageous and, as Unc said, the people should be entitled to everything that they receive. The waste in the Fed, State and Local governments is inexcusable but none of these places has a neutral oversight that can reign it in and that is too bad. Sure there are some dedicated politicians but when laws are passed they are usually skewed towards the bottom half of the population and even when they fit the top half money talks and those wealthy walk.
But, tell me another country you would rather live in rather than the U S of A---I couldn't. When I played baseball in Japan for 5 years and lived there for 6 months at a time I would ecstatically shout for joy when my plane from Japan hit the ground in America.
Should changes be made--certainly. But to yell domesday about our country is idiocy once you have had the chance to live in another nation with THEIR problems.
I once played winter baseball in Caracas, Venezuela--a beautiful city about 3000 feet in elevation. But in going across Lake Maracaibo to play another team we had to wait till the Military got across with their boats and we foreign ball players were warned NOT to voice our disapproval of what was going on or those soldiers stationed all around would fire at us! You hear about freedom of speech being censored all over the world but it is still ones right here in America.

Just my thoughts.