Today after two weeks my congressman’s staff member and her staff have decided to back down from helping Dick . You see two weeks ago, I showed her the definitive proof that it was an administrative error on the Navy’s part she effectively decided not pursue my case further. I asked to speak to her superiors and she got defensive passing the buck instead to senators Chuck Schumer and Kristen Gillenbrand.
I truly believe that most politicians (congressmen alike) get involved first only if gives them a positive image. But when it comes to getting involved in something that could possibly jeopardize their reputation or chances for re-election they would rather leave it alone and sweep the issue under the rug. The example that I cite from my own life is that in February of this year my congressman wrote Naval Recruiting Command and they said that my application was not looked at because it “required clarification and correction” I asked my congressman and my recruiter to elaborate on this and no response was given. However the higher ups did promise that my application would be looked at in April 2011. When the board was cancelled they promised again it was looked at in August 2011. When I didn’t hear from Naval Recruiting Command or my recruiter I did research on my own. My congressman now knows the definitive truth after I presented her proof that my application was not looked it. And I want answers, however this congressman has backed down from helping me.
Recently I read about Harry Lew, a Marine Corps soldier who committed suicide in Afghanistan. Too bad though her aunt is Congressman Chu who has ordered an investigation into the death of her nephew. She attributed his death to hazing of comrades and that this may be commonplace because Asians make up such a small percentage of the military. But also to the lack of officers in the military who are Asian. If this had been another soldier she would not have gotten personally involved and let it slide.
Other examples of problems that our leaders are not addressing are the debt ceiling, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the violence in Syria, and municipal pension costs. But I have also been reading up on websites which claim that 9/11 was an inside job to get us to go to war in the Middle East for oil, or how the CIA left POWs in Vietnam after the fall of Saigon. I am really disappointed with the way our government is headed. And sometimes I don’t think I can stand to live and grow old with the fact that there will be no retirement benefits social security, pensions for my generation and those of our children.
Not surprisingly most people are out there for their own personal interests. An old saying goes “be yourself.” As one of my coworkers said at my last job “Your biggest problem is you give a s**t.” And certainly giving a s**t does not pay the bills.