Can you believe the imbeciles we have in Washington? Congress is composed equally of those who are frightened to raise taxes and those who are scared to cut expenses. The don't fear the wrath of the voters; they fear the wrath of their corporate masters who have bought their loyalty.
Why do we tolerate this nonsense? Why do we allow these idiots to remain in office?
The obvious response to this situation is to take action next spring. Many of our corrupt or stupid representatives will be running for reelection in 2012. They have to go through a primary election and there is where we must act. We must swarm to the ballot box and vote for the challengers. Once the incumbent loses the primary election, we will have a new set of representatives who may act in the best interest of the voters. Until they get comfortable with the money the lobbyists drop on their desks to buy their votes. Then we will have to clean house again. Since we don't have automatic terms limits, we, the voters, must implement out own term limits.
And don't tell me everyone in Congress is corrupt except YOUR Representatives and Senators. They are ALL corrupt and have to be voted out of office.