The Experience Penalty
There is actually some experience in life that doesn’t make you better at your job. We have a class of individuals who show up to do their job and the experience they get from doing their job doesn’t add to their base of knowledge and experience to give them a better foundation to instill confidence that they are the best qualified to do the job.
Many polls are indicating that there is a growing lack of confidence in those already in elected office. The polls show that the population believes that the country is headed in the wrong direction. There’s nothing about any sitting government, at the local, state or federal level that inspires respect or confidence. There is nothing about those governments that indicates competence.
What are they doing that needs to be continued in subsequent terms? They aren’t doing anything that’s for the common good, or in the favor of the tax payers. Public confidence in elected officials is at an all time low. They have no legitimate or even honest argument to justify reelecting them. Our taxes are too high and spending is much higher than revenues. Money is spent on things that should never happen. Individual representatives convince a majority of the others to allow them to spend money on special interest items in their home districts to convince campaign contributors to spend money on that representatives attempt to fool the voters to vote them back into office.
That type of experience needs to be lost in the transition to new people in office.
Some of them never had a work ethic that required them to show up on time and do what the constitution requires of them. Public service means that you are serving the public. Not serving party leaders and special interests. We the people need to be taken care of, not the party leaders or those who were foolish enough to give you money to campaign with. We voted you in and we WILL vote you out.
Your experience in office up until now is not the kind of experience we want. Our taxes are too high and our government is too big. Spending is out of control and elected empty suits are loyal to no one. Those already in office haven’t done anything positive for the public, so they should, they MUST, join the unemployment lines. Their experience needs to be lost. How many people remember how to make a buggy whip? Not very many, and that’s a good thing, because we don’t need many buggy whips.
How many freshman congressman or senators or assembly men and women know how to add spending to a legitimate bill to build a rood between a city elder’s summer home and the local golf course? Not many, and let’s keep it that way. The lessons the incumbents can teach the newbies should not be learned.
I’m sure we are at a point in our history where the word incumbent has become a bad word. When I hear incumbent I think of incompetence, waste, fraud, distortion, adultery, disloyalty, thief, and liar.
When I discover that someone new to the process has been elected and has not been tainted by a professional politician, I think of new opportunities, fresh, optimistic, clean, honest, and refreshing.
The institutional knowledge that could be lost by tossing out the old and bringing the new gets me excited not concerned. We NEED to lose most of the old.
Think about this comparison, doctors go into a body to cut out a cancer to save a body. What the elected idiots have done to us at every level of government is much closer to a cancer than to a blessing. Let’s cut them out on Election Day.