Back in August of last year, a story came out that saw some coverage for a brief moment, then faded.
There must've been a new episode of Dancing With The Stars coming on that week as the attention span of the general American public was at its typical "don't bother me with the facts, just please move away from my television, okay?" mentality that has us where we're at today.
forty-seven inspectors general formally complained about being shut out of investigating/auditing the very agencies that we, the taxpayers--their bosses, mind you--pay them to make sure there is no financial hanky-panky going on.
Was this the DWTS episode where one of the duck hunters' kids was dancing? Maybe a more fair question would be: Can the general American public not tear their apathetic brain-dead butts away from the idiot tube long enough to see what is going on under their very noses in the cesspool that passes for our nation's capital?
Forty-seven different agencies representing billions of our hard-earned dollars are operating under this administration with exactly zero oversight. Zero. And we, the American public, can't seem to give a you-know-what.
Get away from my TV set, damnit!
I recently wrote a novel called False Gods in which the overriding theme was "follow the money" in finding out where the corruption lay in government and Wall Street/big business. Only, in the novel Americans finally began to wake up.
If the average American had to turn over their entire household income to a financial bill-paying service and was told every month that they need to earn more money because the bill-paying service doesn't have enough to pay the bills--even though an excess of money had been given to the bill-paying service--most Americans of even average intelligence would be livid. We'd be demanding to know where the hell our money went and what the hell did the bill-paying service do with it? If we didn't like the answers, we'd immediately fire the bill-paying service at the least and many of us would move to sue them and recover our money in court.
But when it comes to our government, we seem to not give a damn and instead reach for the television remote.
And we put up with it.
Now, I guess, the story is back and making the rounds on Facebook and Twitter and other social media sites.
We have a new Congress in session. I propose that we, the American People, raise bloody hell with our elected representatives on a weekly, if not a daily basis to let the IGs find out where our money is going. With today's internet and cell phone technology, it is easier than ever to contact our elected misfits and make their lives miserable by demanding that they uphold the oaths and promises they undertook when they asked us to hire them for another term in the cesspool.
You can find your elected wimp here. You can call the switchboard at: (202) 224-3121.
Light 'em up, folks.
When it comes to where to buy groceries and furniture and medicine and clothes, we have a choice. If we don't like the excesses that we see from any particular business or company, we have the choice to shop and spend our money elsewhere. We don't have that ability with our government which is exactly why we need to hold their feet to a magma-hot fire on a daily basis.
Try recording DWTS and watching it later. Take care of business first.