In July I went to Washington, D.C., to visit Georgia congressional offices and ask representatives to support campaign finance reform. Harry Schwarz, a resident of the Brandon Wilde Retirement Community, accompanied me on the trip.
As we went from office to office, we were laughed at and made fun of by certain staff members by my request for campaign finance reform. I explained that members of congress are so busy raising campaign money and kissing up to donors that they have ignored the American people.
We went to the capitol and waited two hours in line to view the vote that killed campaign finance reform.
The visitors gallery was only 20 percent occupied. Why did we have to wait two hours to enter our U. S. capitol?
Our elected leaders did not want us to view the vote.
After campaign finance reform was temporarily killed, a gentlemen stepped up to the microphone and announced free food and free drinks at a restaurant sponsored by a certain company. A large yea cheer erupted from the congressional representatives and off they scurried to get their free food and drinks.
Mr. Schwarz and I just sat in the gallery and felt sad for Americans.
Free food and free drinks were more important than the American people. It is not so funny now, is it?
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