Friday, March 12, 2010
Obama and Lawyers
How many members of Congress? 435 in the House + 200 in the Senate = 635.
199 out of 635 members of Congress were or are, lawyers. That's roughly 31%. That's a lot of lawyers!
The quote below by Thomas Jefferson says it all. Why would we expect it to be any different, almost 200 year later?
"If the present Congress errs in too much talking, how can it be otherwise in a body to which the people send 150 lawyers, whose trade it is to question everything, yield nothing, & talk by the hour? That 150 lawyers should do business together ought not to be expected." --Thomas Jefferson, autobiography, 1821
Those same type of lawyers write a healthcare bill that is over 2,400 pages long! Those same lawyers are attempting to ram this law down the throats of Americans, even if the mass majority of the US citizens do not want this bill, law or government takeover of our health care system!
There is one lawyer for every 265 Americans.
It is beyond belief we have that many lawyers, the legal system is absolutely out of control. The lawyers are going to bankrupt the country if something doesn't happen soon. People, be careful and beware of the future, there will be 10,000,000 of these parasites before long, which will equate to thousands and thousands of legal cases just to rob your pocket book and keep them rich. Lawyers are the problem, not the solution!
If Obama can cap the pay of executives, maybe he better cap the amount of lawyers allowed in America! Perhaps a good way to start is by limiting or cutting their income per year in half. Maybe they would get real jobs then and not make jobs for themselves!
A doctor traveling by car along a country road collides with an attorney who happens to be driving in the opposite direction. The attorney, seeing that the doctor is a bit shaken up, helps him from the car and offers him a drink of Scotch from his hip flask. The doctor accepts, took a long drink and hands the flask back to the attorney, who closes it and puts it away. "Aren't you going to have a drink yourself?" asks the doctor.
The attorney replies, "Sure — as soon as the police leave."