Eeney, meeney, miney…….NO!

Ten, perhaps as many as 15 people will throw their hats in the ring for the Republican nomination for the highest office in the land. Deciding who you might want to support for President of the United States (POTUS) is much like throwing darts with a blindfold obscuring your vision.

In my case, I’m really tired of the same old political professional types attempting to lure votes. I mean, how is it that little old citizen lawyer or bookkeeper can go from a paycheck to paycheck existence to financially well off after a few terms in federal office? Doesn’t that bother you as well. How does that happen?

“As of 2015, the base salary for all rank-and-file members of the U.S. House and Senate is $174,000 per year, plus benefits. Salaries have not been increased since 2009.” [See more at ] However, leaders received another $19,000 for their trouble, and Speaker of the house gets $223.5 K.

Now, I don’t begrudge these folks a reasonable salary, specially since it is well below the hierarchy of a major corporation, but I’m just tired of “politics as usual”. Furthermore, I may let loose of a fire storm of four-letter words the next time some politician answers my question with “well, you have to understand it’s rather complicated”.

Why not elect folks who are just interested in doing the right thing, and will serve a couple of terms and return home with the rest of us peons? As I write this, there are two people running for POTUS who are not politicians in the true sense of the word: Dr. Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina. [ You can see their bio at and ] You decide.

I have grown weary of politics as usual, and a massive federal bureaucracy that rules the roost in Washington, DC. Can we not find honest folks to serve who are not steeped in beltway garbage? — D. C. ‘Dan’ Lee

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