Holy shitters, lets see, the job of congress is LAWMAKING.

These tea party people have had no prior experience making any laws or gone to law school, especially the farmer or the roofer. The political system started to come unhinged BECAUSE of these elected freaks, now they've done the damage and want to leave?, how fucking evil. Does an Engineer get a job without engineering experience? How the hell does a lawmaker get a law making job without law experience? Get elected! Only in Amirka icon_eek.gificon_redface.gificon_lol.gif


Like many of those freshman lawmakers, Rigell had never held any public office before he arrived in Washington. Before he took office, Rigell was a car salesman.

Another eight members of the class are retiring. The retiring lawmakers include a farmer, a decorated Army veteran and a construction company owner

Benishek was a surgeon before he came to Congress. He says voters frustrated at Washington should cheer these lawmakers' decisions to retire after a few years.

Wisconsin Republican Rep. Reid Ribble ran his family's roofing company before he won in 2010. He's retiring to spend more time with his family, but he conceded this: "It would be disingenuous to say I'm not also frustrated with the work here."

Ribble and his retiring colleagues say they are, for the most part, proud of what a Republican-controlled House managed to get done these past six years. (the party of OBSTRUCTION?)

He cited making the Bush tax cuts permanent, new restraints on federal spending, and updated education and highway laws.

"These were fairly significant things that we got done while we were here so some of us are saying, 'OK, we can go home,'" he says.

"Well, I'd say we were right at the cusp of when the American political system started to come unhinged. icon_eek.gif And it's unfortunate," he says.

Rigell says he wants to continue work in his soon-to-be private life to inject more civility in American politics.