Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Appropriate names

I've mused at how Bernie Madoff has an appropriate surname, having made off with so many people's cash.

Now, I come to reflect on just how appropriate a name Slaughter is for the chairwoman of the House Rules committee, which just flagged the railroad through the station. Get this, absolutely no debate, no opposition to the leadership of the House Committee on Shafting Small Businesses and the House Committee for Remanding Science and Technology to the Sole Discretion of Universities and Profit-Takers. It figures that the Honorable Louise M. Slaughter hails from New York, the only state in the Union which receives more seed funding from VCs than from SBIR!

I just don't get it, really I don't. Government of the people, by the people, for the people only permits the wealthy and the established to participate. New ideas need not apply! Innovation? Check it at the door, unless it can guarantee our friends here a hefty ROI in short order. Who do these people work for, anyway? How can no debate serve anyone's best interest? How can legislators honestly expect to arrive at the best resolution to contentious matters without open discussion of the issues? I begin to believe that isn't their motivation. Then, what is?

Victor's justice! I am so ashamed of this government! Not even the decency of open debate! Really, I thought only countries like Iran and Venezuela permitted such stifling of democracy.

1 comment:

  1. Perhaps my targeting Rep. Slaughter was unfair. Apparently Reps. Jared Polis (CO) & Virginia Foxx (NC) were presiding.


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