Senators and Representatives have a job to do, just like the rest of us. Sometimes it’s a tough job. However I’m tired of hearing whining about just how hard their job is. In my experience in the corporate world or when I owned my own business or working at a radio station for that matter, telling my boss that my job is hard so I’m not going to do it just wouldn’t fly. Yet recently Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill from Missouri announced that the Senate wasn't going to tackle the Clean Energy Jobs and American Protection Act this year because it would be “really, really hard”.
I can hear it coming; next year’s excuse for not doing her job will be because it’s an election year. We need to elect people to high office who will do their job even if it is a difficult job. As Yoda said so eloquently, “There is no try – there is do and do not”. We can’t have congress people who “do not” simply because it’s hard. Personally I think we shouldn’t be dithering on global warming, but that’s not the point. The point is we elected these politicians to do a job, where do they get off telling their boss (the electorate) they aren’t going to do their job because it’s hard. That smacks of insubordination and sets a really bad example for the rest of the country.
Claire McCaskill, do your job. You are an embarrassment to the State of Missouri and to the Senate. Do your job or resign. Don’t take one of the 100 most important jobs in the country and “do not”.