Fridays Are for One Question

The legislative branch of our government has an approval rating of about -3% right now. I think we’d all like to give them a piece of our mind on various issues. So here’s today’s question:

“If you had 30 minutes to deliver a speech to Congress, what would be the subject?”

**The goal of “One Question Friday” is simple: To show that everyone has something funny, engaging, creative, and worthwhile to say. So comment away! Be real. Be creative. Think hard. And check back to see how others answered the question.

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7 Comments

  • Daryl says:

    It’s not about you or your next election. It’s not about your job security. It’s about doing what is best for your constituents. For a Representative, that’s the people of your district. For a Senator, that’s the state you represent. And sometimes what is best for your constituents isn’t what they’re asking for or demanding. You have this term, and that’s it. Do a good job here, and we’ll think about giving you another one. But focus on this one, not the next one.

  • erin says:

    I would spend ten minutes on responsibility and not being a moron. A return to common decency and a plea to, for the love of all that is good and pure, please just answer questions truthfully. No spin. No talking heads. No crap. Just answer.

    The last 19 minutes and 30 seconds, I would spend discussing how the next statesman/woman that endorsed and passed a bill regarding term limits would be the greatest American hero to ever walk the face of the earth and rival King George’s thoughts on George Washington when he said that if “Mr. Washington has truly rejected the offer of the American people to become their king, then he is truly one of the greatest men in history.”

    I would then, in dramatic fashion, I would remind them of the words of the great Samuel Clemens: “Suppose you were an idiot or suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.” And then I would say, “You can change this! Don’t be an idiot! Break the cycle!” And then my 30 minutes would be up, and I would still be yelling and the Capitol guards would have to violently escort me out. But I would be on C-Span and maybe even the Nightly News with Brian Williams.

    And it would be awesome.

  • Michael K. says:

    Wow. These answers are incredibly well thought-out. And I’ll be honest, quite a bit more developed than I anticipated. I was thinking more along the lines of, “Stop spending money you don’t have, morons.”

  • erin says:

    I guess that will work as well.

    Confession: I sometimes craft my messages to them on the way home from work. Meaning I yell at NPR.

  • Daryl says:

    Well, you did give us 30 minutes. Maybe if you’d just given us 30 seconds? Or a Tweet?

  • Taylor says:

    You could sum up my speech with the following:

    “This is not a television show. Stop living in a dream world. You’re embarrassing your selves and us. How did you morons get here? Theories mean bubkus, show me the facts. I know you could care less about what I’m saying right now. You will one day be held responsible for the actions you take. Pay off my mortgage, babies. How is this making sense to any of you? And, stop, just stop.”

  • Becky says:

    I know it’s Saturday….but I would tell them that things have now changed. They no longer have large accounts to use at their own discretion. They now have a salary equal to the national average. They are restricted to traveling in coach. And their retirement plan is now Social Security and their health plans are what is available to the average American—and they are responsible to pay 1/2 of it from their own salary.

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