To Sen. Tim Scott: I just saw your TV ad for re-election. I must tell you that it was one of the most insulting, condescending and arrogant things I’ve ever heard. How dare you say that because you worked a day in this job or that one that you now understand the citizens of this great state better.
Those people who you so self-righteously identify with do not have the option after clocking out to head back to their normal day job of making $160K a year. Instead, they go home and worry about how they are going to buy groceries, and pay all their other bills.
If you really want to do something in Washington that is constructive, then on the first business day in January, whether the Republicans take control or not, bring a piece of legislation forward that allows us, the people, the right to determine how much Congress makes a year, and if there are term limits or not.
None of those people you identify with can walk into their job, and tell their boss what they are going to work for. If they could that would be a union, something as a Republican you disagree with. Remember the conservative mantra; labor destroys businesses. I guess that either Congress feels that doesn’t apply to them or at the very least since our government is not a business, there is no need to adhere to your own beliefs.
To the people of this state: If you are tired of the same old-same old in Washington, or Columbia, or even the county council or city council, then vote those you do not agree with out. I can’t tell you who to vote for, but stop voting lawyers into office. The dog catcher and sanitation worker should get your vote before a lawyer. Remember, as much as Congress is disliked, who routinely ranks the lowest on surveys about jobs people trust? Lawyers. If that is the case, why are we continuing to elect lawyers to Congress?
The writer lives in Myrtle Beach.