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May 12 2016

The Confessions of Congressman X

The only way a congresscritter will tell the truth about their racket is anonymously:

A new book threatens to blow the lid off of Congress as a legislator has penned a tell-all about the worst parts of serving in the House of Representatives – saying that his main job is to raise money for re-election and that leaves little time for reading the bills he votes on.

Mill City Press, a small Minnesota-based ‘vanity press’ publisher describes ‘The Confessions of Congressman X’ as ‘a devastating inside look at the dark side of Congress as revealed by one of its own.’ …

A website set up to sell the book discloses that the author is a ‘Democrat.’

Excerpts:

‘Most of my colleagues are dishonest career politicians who revel in the power and special-interest money that’s lavished upon them,’ the author writes.

‘My main job is to keep my job, to get reelected. It takes precedence over everything.’

‘Fundraising is so time consuming I seldom read any bills I vote on. Like many of my colleagues, I don’t know how the legislation will be implemented, or what it’ll cost.’

Here’s a good one:

‘It’s far easier than you think to manipulate a nation of naive, self-absorbed sheep who crave instant gratification.’

It’s so easy, you can achieve the presidential nomination of a party you don’t even belong in just by offering voters an opportunity to indulge in a temper tantrum.

‘We spend money we don’t have and blithely mortgage the future with a wink and a nod. Screw the next generation,’ the author writes.

Barring a conservative revolt in Cleveland, that will be the official policy of both parties.

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Legit or not, it appears to be accurate.

On tips from RF and Torcer.



13 Responses to “The Confessions of Congressman X”

  1. Wilberforce says:

    When I saw the title of this thread, I instantly thought of Florida Rep. David Jolly.

    He exposed exactly this not long ago:

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/60-minutes-are-members-of-congress-becoming-telemarketers/

  2. K.E.Miles says:

    Term limits would fix that.

  3. Occam's Stubble says:

    Simple solution: A constitutional amendment that does three things:

    1. Changes House terms to four years and staggers the election to half the house every two years.
    2. Increases the size of the House so that districts have no more than 100,000 people.
    3. Forces House members to stay in their districts and vote and collaborate over a VPN.

  4. Stosh says:

    This is supposed to be news to any clear thinking supporter of the Constitution?!?!?!

  5. MAS says:

    So where do we go to pick up our pitchforks and torches?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yq1KeyEARBU

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  7. MrRightWingDave says:

    Why does he have to hide? I mean it is not like voters are uninformed….huh? What?! Never mind.

  8. damianmcglynn says:

    there’s no reason to read any bills. if it comes from the dems, dems vote aye. same with repubs. it’s wasting time reading them. if they vote correctly, as they almost always do, they get financial support from the party for re-election. if they do not, then they get no support from the party (and it’s donors). if this guy thinks it can be different, he’s a naive fool. if his book discusses the much lower level -type people attracted to politics than in our past, than he’s on to something. of course HE was attracted politics….

  9. Richard Lee says:

    I like #1 and I think it should extend to the senate too… And maybe to all federal judges…

    Not sure about making the house larger.. What will be the positive result?

    Voting via VPN sounds good.. And having a each congressperson run a stategov website, where the people of their district can view and comment on bills, also on a secure VPN..

    Here is how we do what needs to be done..
    http://www.conventionofstates.com/solution

  10. tex says:

    Term limits would be gamed. The term limit laws would be written by those you intend to restrain – they’ll not restrain themselves, so, if forced to write such laws, insure there are work around’s, most likely worse. Now the pols get big bucks from lobbyists to influence legislation & most upon retiring whether by choice or not, become lobbyists themselves & remain around DC and remain in a “club.” Almost immediately they would create more positions, such as increase bureaucracies, for themselves; more laws & regs developed to insure more lobby positions for themselves; and with a time, money & experts to study & think about it many more opportunities to expand career options than I’ve suggested.

  11. Occam's Stubble says:

    A larger House helps by making your Congressman more responsive to his constituents since there will be fewer of them.

  12. Gregg says:

    Save your cash. Not real, no real insight. This book was not written by anyone in congress. It was a marketing troll by author E.A. Blayre III. The character is lifted straight from his book, “America Deceived III”. Different plot, same troll.


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