How Many Senators and Congressmen Does It Take To Change A Light Bulb?

Posted by Dennis M. on Oct 13, 2013 in Posts Views:2266;|

U.S. House Minority Whip Hoyer directs House Democrats to march onto the House Floor to address the current U.S. government shutdown in WashingtonHere are some American Senators and Congress Members!

U.S. House Democrats line up to march onto the House Floor to address the current U.S. government shutdown in WashingtonHere are some more!

Vote4Here are some Non-Americans thrilled by the ongoing farce about the debt ceiling!



Friends, each week people around the world successfully balance the family budget. Each family knows that they can’t spend more than they earn.

In the U.S. Government, they don’t know this. This brings about periodic situations of high drama and lots of counting of fingers and toes and wise nodding of heads.

The leaders of the Home of the Brave think that, one day, if say they spend a thousand trillion dollars on armaments each year (which they don’t have so they borrow the rest)  that they will end up with a surplus.

People from other nations try to explain it to them. They say patiently, “If you spend more than you have there can be no surplus. Two take away two is zero!”

“Nonsense,’ say the Yanks. “The surplus is here somewhere.  You can’t fool us. We’re exceptional! The Greatest Nation in the History of the World! We were born to rule the world. There must’ve been a burglar. Quick, call the CIA. Send out the Seventh Fleet. Fire the drone  missiles.”

Year by year they keep looking for the surplus, under beds, in the attic, in their navels, in the hen house, etc, but without success!

Until they find the surplus, every few months or years the world has to put with this ongoing idiocy. Soon, once again, they will find the money, borrow some more money, and say, “Next year will be a better year for us. The surplus will turn up and the U.S. will be the Land of Milk and Honey.” And the fingers and toes will be put away, temporarily anyway!

I don’t know of any successful treatment for mass insanity!

Do you?

Your feedback would be greatly appreciated.


Colin Smith
Oct 13, 2013 at 3:46 pm

Your country seems ungovernable. Maybe you should abandon using a Constitution formed when you rode horses, had never seen plane , and only had muskets.


Dennis M. Reply:

Don’t speak against the U.S. Constitution, Colin! It is regarded as Holy Writ by most Americans!

The U.S. is proving to the world that it is both ungovernable and out of control. The current President is walking all over the Constitution as are the elected Parliamentarians.

It is descending into a free-for-all, one where the law of the gun will prevail!


Oct 14, 2013 at 12:11 am

With an annual trillion dollar military budget, two failed and unending wars/military occupation in Iraq and Afghanistan, and over a thousand military bases scattered across the planet, it seems we have ample room for making cuts to this overbloated piece of the federal budget. We need to end corporate welfare to highly profitable (earth-destroying) companies, stop subsidizing dangerous nuclear power (Fukushima is slow-motion global genocide and it could easily happen here) and make the wealthy, who have benefitted the most from this rigged game, pay their fair share. The rich get richer and the poor get poorer and the middle class is disappearing. Our delusional and psychopathic congress critters think it’s OK to take food away from the hungry and to deny people health care, but God forbid we should ask the wealthy to pay 5% more in taxes. Complete heartless and greedy insanity rules this country.


Oct 14, 2013 at 1:04 am

All the Congress should have their pay stopped during the government shutdown! How dare they keep earning their bloated salaries and benefits when so many are suffering because of them!
Millions, if not billions of families manage to balance their budgets each month, year after year, but not our exceptional government! However, it is the “little” people who will pay now. Protests are getting louder, but they haven’t reached their pitch just yet. I have called and written to my Congresswoman twice on this subject, but I guess I need to call every day!

Btw, Dennis, I read an article at ICH about Austalia’s importance to America in the war against China. All those military bases used by Americans on Australian soil are aimed at China. Whereas, China is Australia’s biggest trading partner and probably the sole reason that Australia wasn’t affected by the 2008 financial meltdown. A tangled web has been woven!


Dennis M. Reply:

Red Riding Hood and Sierra, your comments are right on the money. That my country is being used by the U.S. as a proxy front-line against the Chinese disturbs me greatly given that my wife is/was Chinese.

Many in Australia don’t want us to become another State of the imperial USA. To me, that’s a fate worse then death because it will mean death for Australia in the future.


Oct 14, 2013 at 4:29 pm

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Oct 15, 2013 at 10:07 am

Oh please people. NO congress critter even wants the light bulb changed. They really DO like to work ( when they do) in the dark. ALL criminals seem to prefer working in the dark. Why would the US congress be any different than “regular” criminals.


Dennis M. Reply:

Fantastic comment, Charlie! Great to hear from you!

It seems the U.S. is in Self-Destruct mode. That has some good and bad aspects!





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