Many in the picture are pretenders and fawning sycophants who have lined their pockets with money from taxpayers, special interest groups, and insider knowledge. Let me just give you one example from our area. We are in an area that would not exist if it weren't for handouts from the American taxpayer. We have lots of undereducated, welfare dependent, and illegal alien voters. We send some of the worst representatives to Washington from the lower Texas Rio Grand Valley. The two in my area are Solomon Ortiz, and Reuben Hinojosa. The more pork attached to a bill, the more likely they are to vote for it. These guys manage to make a lot more money than we pay them to not represent us, and they amass questionable sums of additional income in addition to that. Is it any wonder that hard working members of our community from all political parties are joining together to throw the "bums" out? The patriots who peacefully protest in the "Tea Party" movement aren't just targeting Democrats, they are going after Republicans who are failing to listen and act as their constituents wish.
I'm waiting to see the evidence before I make any comment on whether the events reported actually occurred or were set ups, and real proof of who was responsible. Nothing of that nature was in the National or Local news coverage I read this morning.
Cuban leader applauds US health-care reform bill. On Thursday March 25, 2010, 12:39 pm EDT,
"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them." Thomas Jefferson