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Nothing will happen once the Republicans take back Congress which they will in the fall. Expect more of the same in DC. Gridlock, lobbyists controlling what goes on. But Republicans are not kind to the environment, the poor, and they love to wage war. I wonder what country they'll invade first. We can expect to see their philosophy of tax cut and spend. Gee, I can't wait to see our deficit balloon even more.
I doubt highly that the Republican or Democratic party is listening. Here in Arizona, the Republicans definitely don't listen to the people on anything economic. It's interesting that they are always talking about sacrifice, but never do it themselves. The state is in ruin because of Republicans, but yet they get voted in time and time again.
The political parties do not benrfit the citizens. All they do is concentrate power into the hands of a few party leaders. That means that your elected representative is NOT a co-equal member of Congress---one of 435--with as much power as any other to represent YOU. Nope. He's just a party minion to vote for bills he hasn't read, knows very little about, and haven't been debated just because party leaders want them passed. So who are "party leaders" representing? Not ordinary Americans, that's for sure. Each bill is a change in law, and politicians pass way too many. That's because these thick bills contain a lot of special-interest pork that would never get passed in a truely-representative, no-party Congress openly read and debated on the floor in public. Congress acts largely in secret. What we see on CSPAN is very limited. When politicians make public comments about legislation, its actual cost is always hidden in political babble. We need to elect people who are not party minions if we want representation.
We need jobs. Are they listening?We need stable property values. Are they listening?We need top flight education. Are they listening?Or are they arresting our gardeners, buying votes by stealing our senior citizen's health care funds to redistribute, and "talking tough" about an ecological disaster in the gulf while doing nothing?
So long as they can blind enough people with smoke and mirrors they can generally get away with incompetence. You can fool some of the people some of the time. So long as you can do that in an election year, it's usually enough.
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