Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Congress: Upstanding Citizens and Respectable Role Models

There are 535 members of the United States Congress.

Among those, 36 have been accused of spousal abuse. Seven have been arrested for fraud. Nineteen have been charged with writing bad checks and 117 of them have either directly or indirectly bankrupted at least two businesses.

Three have been incarcerated for assault, 14 have been arrested on drug-related charges and eight have been arrested for shoplifting. In the last year alone, eighty-four of them have been arrested for drunk driving.

Because of their poor credit history, 71 cannot qualify for a credit card.
Currently, 21 are defendants in lawsuits.

Oh, and one more thing; most of them are attorneys.

This fine, upstanding group of model citizens is the same bunch of geniuses that cranks out hundreds of new laws every year that are designed to keep the rest of us in line. But, hey, I DIDN'T VOTE FOR THEM.

That is why I like congressional recesses and I would favor even shorter sessions. Any day congress does nothing is a good day.

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