This is an article that makes its rounds from time to time, and reader Dave brought it to my attention again. It is incredibly timely given the state of our union, and it starts off thusly:
Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.
Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits?
Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?
The article was penned by Charley Reese for the Orlando Sentinel, and has undergone a number of revisions since then, both by Reese and through unauthorized modifications as the article was copied and spread far and wide.
Indeed, it would seem impossible to find a version of it on the Internet that is free of typos and grammatical errors, but don't allow that to distract you from the essential truth the article communicates.
We need to take back our Congress!