Recently CNN released a video titled, "Who Pays For Free Trips For Lawmakers?" The video discusses the "millions" that congress spends every year in taking "lavish trips". Then it discusses how they cover up the amounts of the trips, and where the money came from. Finishing the video with their excuses for why they covered up the trips in the first place. Yes congress wasting millions on lavish trips is unbecoming. Are the wasted millions really what's so upsetting about this issue?
The fact of the matter is they don't even deserve a sticker. Let alone a trip to anywhere but congressman boot-camp. They aren't committing to this country like they should. That's what's so upsetting about this. How about a trip to where we could be?
Let's just say our country was doing well. Let's also say our faith in our lawmakers was a firm establishment. In this hypothetical situation let's say the dedication of our lawmakers was incredible. We'll go out on a limb here and even say that Democrats and Republicans worked hand in hand. We would trust them. If they took a few trips a year it wouldn't bother us much. At that point needless splurging becomes well-deserved fringe benefits.
Those that vote need to dig in deep. Our government needs to be good enough to deserve a few trips a year. It's not completely their fault that they're screwing everything up. Part of this is the lack in voting interest that can lead to an uneducated vote. Which is almost worse than no vote at all. This is when someone votes on anything other than the purpose of establishing a better country. An example of this is a voting decision based on religion, race, party affiliation, or because all their friends are voting for the specific candidate. Those are the kinds of votes that put Dick Cheney and John Boehner in their seats.
This election we must push for educated votes. We must reform this shamble of a government using our voting power. I'm sure our forefathers are tired of rolling in their graves already. Let's give them a break shall we? This is just the opinion of one man.