Many Americans don’t know about the inner-workings of Washington.
Sure, we complain that very little gets done. We get upset when we see politicians get on TV to complain and blame the other party, but never have any solutions.
I’m sure some of you wonder just why D.C. seems completely incapable of doing their job.
Those of us who are familiar with Washington politics can tell you about the cushy state of affairs. We can explain how special interests and lobbyists run D.C., from Congress to the White House.
We can even go on to say that most elected officials are only interested in themselves, having little regard for the people they represent.
But maybe it’ll sound better coming from one of them.
From the Daily Mail:
A new book threatens to blow the lid off of Congress as a federal legislator’s tell-all book lays out the worst parts of serving in the House of Representatives – saying that his main job is to raise money for re-election and that leaves little time for reading the bills he votes on.
The Confessions of Congressman X is an epic tell-all of Hollywood proportions. Written by an anonymous congressman, the book has chestnuts like “My main job is to keep my job, to get reelected. It takes precedence over everything.” He talks about how little the average American knows about our government, calling us “naive, self-absorbed sheep.” This from a man who only cares about himself.
It’ll shock you to learn how little our representatives care about the issues facing the country. Politics is a business to them. They acquire positions of power and give their vote to the highest bidder. They want to stay in office long enough to make a comfortable life for themselves and their families. It’s a far cry from our founding fathers, who consider leadership to be a sacrifice made in service to a higher good.
Robert Atkinson, a former chief of staff and press secretary for two congressional Democrats, took notes on a series of informal talks with [Congressman X] – whoever he is – and is now publishing them with his permission.
‘I worry about our country’s future when critical issues take a backseat to the inane utterings of illiterate athletes and celebrity twits.‘
It’s obvious the man is frustrated with the state of our federal government, but his attitude toward Americans is reprehensible. As John Maxwell once said, “Everything rises and falls on leadership.” If he’s upset with how Americans live their lives, he’s only got one person to blame: the one in the mirror.
This book is a must-read for anyone who wants an unvarnished look at how our government really works. The Confessions of Congressman X will be out May 24 by Mill City Press.
Can anyone wonder why so many Americans are supporting an outsider like Donald Trump? This kind of behavior in Washington has been going on for far too long. It’s time we put an end to it.
Source: Daily Mail