Politicians are like disposable diapers: they frequently need to be removed and thrown out… and for the same reason.
Now, most people will think that is because they are both full of shit, but that’s not the entire story. They both need to be removed because they are dirty without any possibility of being cleaned up.
When I was a fraud attorney in the Pentagon and the Navy Yard in Washington, I was amazed at how quickly the new congressmen turned to the dark side. Even the Tea Party candidates were consumed by the corruption blender in DC. The insiders inside the beltway told me that about 98% of senators and representatives were accepting money from third parties.
As a fraud attorney, I approached federal investigators and DOJ to see if we could prosecute these individuals, but I was told that these amounts are considered to be campaign contributions. I explained that I had information that indicated otherwise, but I was told that this was part of the DC culture that I couldn’t change. In fact, I was told that we would lose our jobs if we took any action against these congressmen.
Quite frankly, if politicians didn’t join the ranks of those who were paid off by special interest groups, then they were blackballed by the majority and were relegated to being in the dungeon of Congress, where they could never get anything done.
Even if you voted all the Congressmen out of office, the system is set up for failure so that the newly elected Congressmen eventually would be exactly the same. Even though the majority of politicians is corrupt and needs to be removed, the system is flawed beyond repair and a changing of the guard will not solve the problem. Most citizens know that our political system is failing, but they don’t know how deep the cancer has spread. In effect, the cancer is inoperable.
So, we can make jokes about how bad politicians are and can laugh about it. But there are some very difficult times ahead for our country because we no longer have congressmen who are willing to do the right things for their country. They don’t ask what they can do for their country; they ask what their country can do for them. And they don’t represent you; they represent themselves. I guess just like disposable diapers, we are stuck with them until we can get rid of them.