Congress works for the American people. They are our employees. We have hired them to run our country. They are terrible employees. Here’s a little play to illustrate.
A company hires someone to run things. The company is America. The boss is us The employee is Congress.
Boss: Congratulations. Based upon your resume and the ideas we discussed in the interview, you’ve been selected to run the company.
Employee: Yeah, I lied in the interview. I’m not actually going to do any of that stuff. I just said it to get the job.
Boss: OK. Here is our ideas for how to make the company better.
Employee. Nope. I’m smarter than you so I’m just going to run the company my way and ignore you.
Boss, at the annual review: You are really bad at your job, but I’m going to give you an extension because I know you and the unknown is scary. Please try to be better at your job.
Employee continues to ignore the boss and do a terrible job running the company.
Boss, next review: You are still terrible at your job, but I’m still not going to fire you.
Employee: I’m shutting the company down!
You wouldn’t keep an employee like this in a business. Why keep an employee like this in charge of the country? Let’s fire them and try to replace them with people who might actually care about what we think.