Saturday, March 14, 2009

A Pink Slip for Elected Officials

I usually don't do too many posts on politics, but found this to be interesting, and since it is Pink Saturday, it fit right in! Visit Beverly at How Sweet the Sound for other less controversial pink posts!

Do you sometimes wonder how on earth our country has gotten into this economic mess we are in? Read on to learn about a Grassroots movement to change things!



If you are sick of some of the corruption and lack of responsibility of some members of congress, you might be interested in the Kick Them All Out campaign.

This statement from the site really hit home with me:

So you see, the real problem isn't the Congress. The real problem is US. We never hold any of them accountable. We just keep allowing them to be reelected over and over and over. We NEVER FOLLOW THROUGH WITH OUR THREAT.

Sounds interesting doesn't it? Check it out!

Hope everyone has a wonderful Pink Saturday.

31 comments:

debbie said...

HAPPY PINK SATURDAY
I THINK I WILL USE THAT......IF PEOPLE STARTED SENDING THESE TO OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS THEY MIGHT GET A HINT THEY ARE THERE BECAUSE WE, THE PEOPLE, OR SOME OF US, PUT THEM THERE.
BLESSINGS
debbie

Magnolia Memories08 Seeing With The Heart said...

Diane this is great,everyone that reads your post today needs to send one of these letters to everyone that represents them as well as us. It is really got to stop. Connor and Cooper will be paying for all this spending in their generation.Washington needs
3/4 of these pink slips.

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Blessings,
Sandi

Susan said...

Happy Pink Saturday ~ Susan

Smilingsal said...

I vote every election, so I do TRY to "fire" some and "hire" others. (sigh) but I am only one vote. Thanks for sharing. Happy Pink Saturday.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Great idea! Thanks for sharing it. laurie

xinex said...

You are so right, Diane! Have a nice weekend!...Christine

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Diane.

I so agree with you - the problem is with us. Most of us have become complacent in our lives. We need to rally together with the patriotism and love of our country which our founding fathers fought for and shared.

ann said...

i so agree.Why should government be the only job in America you don't HAVE any rules for.Here here Diane.Let's ALL write in...Ann

EnglishCottageRose said...

Well Diane, while I do agree with what you are saying, I won't comment on it for fear that I won't be able to stop. Happy Pink Saturday and please note that the name I sign off on is not my Pink Saturday post, Char

imjacobsmom said...

You know what, I live in Minnesota where we are STILLl dickering over the senate seat. I am so sick of it. ~ Robyn

April said...

This was great, Diane! I could not agree with you more! I'll hop on over to that website when I return from Brittany's track meet...soaking wet!

Sandra said...

Love the pink slip - though I think my own rep is great. :-) Now my Senators are another story. lol

Have a Great Pink Saturday!

Shelia said...

Well, look at this! Not a bad idea, Dear One!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Anonymous said...

Hi
Someone sent me an email about something for April Fool's Day.
Everyone should mail a tea bag ( a la Boston Tea Party) to their reps in Washington!
I thought it was a great idea!
Suz in the Tules

kimberlyshaw said...

YOUR pink post is the BEST one this week!!!

kimberlyshaw said...

YOUR pink post is the BEST one this week!!!

bj said...

This is soooo right! We love to sit on our fannies and complain to anyone that will listen. We must do something other than whine!
Thanks so much for posting this!
Happy Pink!

Fifi Flowers said...

Good for it... stand up for your rights and beliefs!
Happy PS!

TRES BELLE said...

A picture IS worth a thousand words!! I agree..if we the people would start holding accountable the people we elect to office perhaps these officials would take into consideration our thoughts and feelings instead of their own!!

Happy Pink Saturday.

Kris
P.S I'm gonna check this out!

Chandy said...

Wow! Very thought provoking...

Amy said...

Great Post!

Sheila T said...

That's a really different post! I love the idea of a "Kick Them All Out " campaign. Happy Pink Saturday!

Katherinellen said...

Diane,
Happy Pink Saturday!
Agree with you too! Kathy

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

My husband happened to order Religiousity with Bill Mahar on Netflix. We watched it a few weeks ago. He was interviewing one congressman who kept using words that weren't even words. Sounded like a real stupid guy. An elected official in Arkansas, I believe (the state where I was born.) They highlighted the "words" at the top of the screen.
Brenda

Elizabeth said...

Definitely sounds like a good idea. If I do a lousy job, no matter how long my contract is for, I'd get fired. Why not them?

Kris said...

Awesome PINK post. Gives us all something to think about. Stop laying blame and DO something to make a change.

Happy PS

Kris

nikkicrumpet said...

I agree...we need to kick out all their rotten old corrupt butts and try to find people with fresh ideas...and then we need to hold THEM ACCOUNTABLE! If you don't do the right thing...you're gone! Would any of us keep our jobs if we did the kind of stupid stuff they're doing?

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi Diane , remember me ? LOL . It seems like blogging is getting harder and harder for me to do. I cannot seem to get around to everybody. I got to many I am trying to keep up with I guess.

I think we need that notice posted in our city hall! I am going to check out the site you have the link for . Bye hon !

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Thank you! This has been on my mind, okay consuming my life, since our retirement fund has been drained. I'm so glad someone has the courage to speak out. Happy Pink Saturday!

RobinfromCA said...

Brilliant! They seem to think we work for them instead of the other way around. BTW - it's time to cut their pay during this budget crisis!

Love this post!

Robin