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    Posted June 8, 2012 by
    albuquerque, New Mexico
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    Everyday, I hear the president, his opponent, or Congress saying, “Do something.” What they do well is blame the other guy for their inability to pass legislation on the problems at hand. What they are very good at is keeping promises to their campaign contributors and others that have put them in office. All of them have forgotten the scores of voters who believed in them once they got into their cushy jobs. I guess it is hard for a millionaire to tax themselves or give up lucrative tax cuts but easy to blame the middle class and poor for all of the woes in America. They (Congress) daily cry out to the people about all the problems they have to work on, yet always never get it done, instead they divert the tail of the dog so it wags on other programs which need improvement after Congress “borrowed” the earnings yet failed to pay back claiming they are in financial ruin and going broke. Unlike the our legislators who earn retirement at 100% after serving 1 day in office, the rest of the world must work dearly to obtain 50% of their salary and pray they qualify for retirement and meet the standards place on them by the corporate wealthy. I don’t say this lightly because I have never seen a legislator advocate reducing the number of congressional leaders or their salaries. It’s always the middle class and poor that takes the hit. Our legislators have never taken seriously the “doing more with less” yet preach it to the United States populace very day. Instead of setting an example for the many that place them in office, they rely on the less fortunate to set the example to them. Yes like many other Americans, we would all like to see them “do something.”

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