Politicians that are acting like children

Wouldn’t it be great if we the citizens would be informed without wasting time on the blame game?

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MISSOURI, July 18, 2017 – Did you ever notice that when anything goes wrong in our country, immediately the blame game starts? It is politically driven to get some one-upmanship against political rivals.

In August 2003, the New York grid electrical system went down and millions of people were without power. The residents of the city were caught as they were leaving work. It did not take long for the blame game to start, as that very evening, the senator from New York was on the radio blaming the President’s administration.

Yet no one knew at that point what the cause was, so how could anybody blame someone when the cause was not even known?

As for this blackout, there was no one political party to blame, as they had nothing to do with it. This includes the legislative and the executive branches of government.


The following Sunday, it seemed all the “talking heads” on television were giving their take on the situation. I just wanted to shout, “Why don’t you all keep your mouths shut until you find out what the problem is?”

It would have been good to report the problem and offer possible remedies, instead of trying to place blame. This statement applies to today as soon as the media gets a whiff of some bad news there off running and it is so prominent that we have a new term “fake news”.

In situations like this, there should be a plan in place and a determination by the major responsible parties to implement such a plan. Reports should be made to the nation stating the progress on each major non-sensitive milestone of a problem-solving plan.

Furthermore, someone must be held accountable for this plan—not a committee or group but one person. If the plan does not progress, we should get a replacement to do the problem solving, unless there is “just cause” that the plan failed.

Wouldn’t it be great if we the citizens would be informed without wasting time on the blame game? That’s what we do in the private sector and it works. One guesses the reason it works is that we have to resolve problems in a timely, quality and cost-effective manner.

The Washington “inner circle” ought to try it—it is really rewarding.

The blame game has to stop, as it is very childish.

If you “foul up,” say so and state what you are going to do about it. Wouldn’t that be refreshing? Depending on the severity of the foul-up, the individual may be given the chance to take action and solve the problem. That person would be respected for his/her integrity.

We are living in a different world today than we were thirty, forty or fifty years ago. There are many nations that are envious of our freedoms and this has been made obvious by the United Nations’ actions. There are terrorist cells in many foreign nations. We as a common citizen realize that we are so vulnerable because we are a free and open society. Our borders are open on both sides.

We have many ports with millions of tons of goods arriving from other countries. We have the open skies. We have energy plants, dams, bridges, railways, transportation, financial centers, and the list goes on and on. This is not to alarm anyone but this places us in a very vulnerable position.

We as a common citizen realize that we are so vulnerable because we are a free and open society. Our borders are open on both sides. We have many ports with millions of tons of goods arriving from other countries. We have the open skies. We have energy plants, dams, bridges, railways, transportation, financial centers, and the list goes on and on. This is not to alarm anyone but this places us in a very vulnerable position.

This is not to alarm anyone but this places us in a very vulnerable position.

This is another area in which we the public should require a “report card” relative to the planned objectives of assuring security at the state and federal levels. We Americans are very interested in the progress of our security efforts. Now it is a given that we the citizens do not need to know all the details about what’s being done if broadcasting this knowledge would jeopardize our security. But, based on the past track records of some, we are skeptical about the effectiveness of security measures.

Now it is a given that we the citizens do not need to know all the details about what’s being done if broadcasting this knowledge would jeopardize our security.

But, based on the past track records of some, we are skeptical about the effectiveness of security measures.

We need to be reassured by our nation’s leaders that the job of security is getting done and that we as citizens of this nation can count on the most complete and best protection that can be given. We will never have perfect security, as we are an open society, but our leaders must do the best they can without playing the “blame game.”

I believe they should work together as a team, regardless of political agendas and personal egos. This is what we elect them to do. They are to be working for us, not just stoking the fires of their own political aspirations. Our elected and appointed officials must constantly be reminded that even though some of us did not wear shoes west of the Mississippi when we were growing up and we may be considered naïve about worldly matters, God and our Constitution has given us the right to be informed of matters that affect us all.

None of us lives in a cave and we know what is happening out there in the world relative to tragedies such as 9/11, and the Boston tragedy and that is just to name a few of the attacks on our country. Most of all, let us not put ourselves in the position of just being reactive to tragedies but rather let us be proactive relative to those things that we can control.

We have some of the smartest and most dedicated people living in this country that

Most of all, let us not put ourselves in the position of just being reactive to tragedies but rather let us be proactive relative to those things that we can control.

We have some of the smartest and most dedicated people living in this country that are responsible for our well-being. So, why shouldn’t we expect them to act as good stewards of the trust given them by our nation’s citizens? This would be the course of wisdom. Finally, work as a team, don’t hide the truth, and don’t start that darn blame game as you are wasting the countries time, opinions come out of the wood work-not based on fact-always “remember united we stand divided we fall”.

Finally, work as a team, don’t hide the truth, and don’t start that darn blame game as you are wasting the countries time, opinions come out of the wood work-not based on fact-always “remember united we stand divided we fall”.

However, that’s a time and place I am from-

 

 

 

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