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Friday, October 8, 2010

The current state of American politics

Headline: 66% Angry at Government Policies, 60% Say Neither Party Has Answers.

Problem: the current state of our political system and those running the political machine.

Resolution: replace Congress with representatives of the people, by the people, and most importantly FOR the people.

Right now, our representatives have allowed the public perception to become such that they cannot be trusted with much, and especially not our money. In recent years we’ve seen Congress move in ways that are significantly against the will of the people, seemingly to only promote agendas that are not shared by the public as a whole.

Special interests, backdoor deals, and an increasing lack of transparency has become the political machine and the people want nothing to do with it anymore.

66% of those polled by Rasmussen Reports are angry at government policies and 60% believe that neither party has answers. This is a significant problem, one that should not be taken lightly. Yet, with Congress’ approval ratings at serious lows (11% APPROVAL in July 2010, down from 17% in 2009), it seems as if no one is listening and they haven’t been listening for a long time.

It is this non-listening that will result in a good-sized portion of current members of Congress in trouble this election cycle.

Congress somehow has become so blinded by their own personal interests and of those standing next to them in the halls of DC, that they seem to have forgotten about their constituents ‘back home’ – the REASON they are in DC.

Somehow, they’ve forgotten they are NOT there to serve other districts or other states or other Congress members; they are there, in fact, to serve the people who sent them to Washington in the first place, hold THEIR interests in the highest regard, and act as THEIR voice in Washington.

The American people, more specifically the Independent voter (aka those who do not affiliate with a specific party), have finally had enough. I can’t blame them, or you, for being angry with government policies. I can’t blame them, or you, for having faith and trust in Congress that seems to be disappearing as the days go by.

I can’t blame them, or you, for wanting real change to our current state of political affairs.

Only you can affect that change.