Bob rants about the absurdity of this matter; "George Washington is rollling over in his grave"
"When did this country become a Monarchy? When did we decide that because your father was President, you get to become senator of New York State without having any qualifications or experience? The whole system has become a joke and "we" are the punchline. These politicians are in the business of screwing us and for some reason we seem content to let them do it. You want a true democracy? Lets get rid of Congressmen and Senators all together. We don't need them. We may have needed them back in 1776, 1876 or even 1976. We may have needed them to go to Washington and be our voice, because logistically, we couldn't all jump on a bus and go to Washington ourselves. But, times have changed. This is the 21st century. We are in the age of the computer. The internet. The information highway. Are you telling me they can't come up with a system where we can vote on the computer, via our social security numbers? Of course they can! They don't because that would render them obsolete. That would dry up the cash cow of corruption they have worked so hard to put in place. The reason we don't have a democracy in this country. The reason the people don't have a true say in what happens. Is because if we did these politicians would not be able to profit off of us, to the tune of billions of dollars, like they do now. Public office should be a sacrifice. Not a honor. People should go into it with the intention of making this country a better place. With the intention of making peoples lives better. They shouldn't be in it to make a profit. To gain power. Thats not what our forefathers had in mind. Congressman and Senators should make modest salaries and be loyal to the people. Not astronomical salaries (donations, kick-backs, etc.) and be loyal to lobbyists and big business. If you were to dig up the bodies of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Benjamin Franklin... I bet their corpses would smell like puke from getting sick over what has happened to this country over the last 100 years. It's a sad day in American politics when bloodlines win out over actual qualifications. But, then again, lately it seems every day is a sad day in American politics."