POST STAFF REPORT
When Sen. Evan Bayh stunned the political world Monday by announcing he would not seek re-election, the popular Indiana Democrat said: “I’ve had a growing conviction that Congress is not operating as it should.”
He’s right. Congress is failing miserably — and here are The Post’s 10 reasons why YOUR representatives are letting you down:
1.) The country and its people are drowning in debt — and they just spend, spend, spend.
2.) And how do they pay for it? TAX, TAX, TAX.
3.) People still lucky enough to have a job face wage freezes and cuts — but Congress gets its raise every damn year, no matter what.
4.) There’s only one job for every six unemployed people who want it — and they still want us to thank them for passing the stimulus bill!
5.) They love pork like a fat kid loves cake.
6.) The people work more hours for less pay. The Congress works Tuesday to Thursday, with three months of paid vacation.
7.) If we ran our businesses using their accounting rules, we’d go to jail.
8.) They care more about buttering their bread with special interest earmarks than they do about ordinary Americans putting food on the table.
9.) Our 401(k)s took a bath, but financial reform for them means salmon, not steak.
10.) We’re worried about our medical coverage and they spend six months to come up with a disaster.