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Politicians´ Public Service
Often Creates Public Suffering

Investor´s Business Daily, by Doug Bandow

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Posted By:Desert Fox, 3/13/2013 7:31:52 PM

California Democrat Pete Stark finished 40 years in Congress in January. The 81-year-old proclaimed himself pleased with the half of his life spent in "public service" on Capitol Hill, yet the public has suffered disastrously from his efforts allegedly on its behalf. Federal spending, deficits and debt have skyrocketed. The U.S. has engaged in endless, bloody and unnecessary wars. Entitlement programs have exploded out of control, threatening America´s financial future. The wasteful burden of inefficient regulation has climbed as job creation has stalled. The war on drugs has morphed into nanny-state regulation of cigarette smoking and soda drinking.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: lil dotty, 3/13/2013 9:17:23 PM     (No. 9223827)

oH,our old friend Pete Stark. The poster child for CAlifornia dems. Smoke stack Pete the elite. What a tool THIS creep is...was. His better me than thee during the Town Hall meetings re O ´don´t care" endeared him to WTP...NOT!!



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Reply 2 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 3/13/2013 9:30:33 PM     (No. 9223846)

Washington was never meant to be a permanent address. We need term limits and a retirement age.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 3/14/2013 1:15:52 AM     (No. 9224011)

Public service? Then please get me a glass of water.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 3/14/2013 2:05:23 AM     (No. 9224033)

I read someplace that it was old Joe Kennedy who began to use the phrase "public service" instead of "politics."

At any rate, calling what our politicians do "public service" is a blatant lie.



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Reply 5 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 3/21/2013 10:29:21 PM     (No. 9237759)



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