Mafia in Congressional clothingIn the past several years I have observed,and come to understand how I as an individual along with others have been lulled in to complacency by our elected officials. We as a nation have been bombarded by innuendo,glitzy, slick ad campaigns (yes, like war campaigns). We have become so entrapped in the political system's re election machine that we have missed the real message. The real facts are that we have over the years elected and re elected the same individuals who have enacted laws against our interests while convincing us that they were doing it for our own good. I am especially set aback by the rash of Congressional misdeeds that have come to light and the idea that they (the Congress) are calling for the Heads of big Business while reaping the benefits of their office. The law enacted by the Congress and for the congress that mandates an annual pay increase, a lifetime pension after 1 Term and the other perks of the office (that were reasonable in the early days of this country).