Albert Einstein is credited with the quote, "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, but expecting different results." We, the voters, elected the exact same group! This time, are we expecting different results?

 During the campaign, politicians delivered all the words — children, the high cost of drugs, education, infrastructure, health care, transparency, tax reduction for the middle class, bipartisanship and repairing broken government — with just the right passion and enthusiasm. We accepted their message again.

Both Republicans and Democrats continue to preach lies and spend untold amounts of money to acquire their coveted, lifelong government positions to feed their enormous egos. They are treated as elite by the voters, but their only real claim to fame is their uncanny ability to spend other people's money with no consequences. Politicians never sacrifice. The voters bear the brunt of their incompetence.

Politicians treat us like cattle and every election day we dutifully exhibit that we are what they believe us to be.

 Term limits are not needed. Please do not expect politicians to pass a term-limits bill. Why give up that dream job?

 Now we will wait another two years, and expect something completely different — again!

Jim Fitzpatrick

Westerly