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    Posted December 30, 2012 by
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    The fiscal cliff: Messages to Washington

    Time To Find Common Ground!


    My name is Linda. I am 45 years old, a full time student and employed full time. I have been following politics since my youth and I have not ever seen such a polarization in our government and in our society. The must have it all or nothing attitude is going be our down fall if we don't change our way of thinking. The definition of insanity is to do the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result each time. This is not working and this way of thinking needs to change.
    The price that many Americans are paying at this moment is too much! I know what it means to comprise and sacrifice in order to accomplish a goal. Personally, I have made cuts in every aspects of my life. I have cut back on the thermostat to 60 degrees. If you think that is a comfortable temperature while it is 20 degrees outside. Well, please come a stay at my house and stay for a few cold nights. I have cut down on my food bill and in any other expense that I could control. I am not expecting our government to come to an agreement before the deadline. So in order to make up the difference in my check due to the rise in taxes, I have canceled the few benefits I did have. My health insurance was cancelled by my employer. So now I am searching for an insurance policy that I can afford. Also for the past six years I have not received a pay raise or do I expect to see one since our government is determined to stick to the path to ruin which is not building the confidence in our economy which is require to create new jobs. By the way, jobs are created by consumers with money in their pocket and are willing to buy the goods that they produce. Not by bunch of rich people who hold on to their money. It is time for the US government to roll up their sleeves and get to work for the American people. This what the American people have been doing while the Professional Politicians were finger pointing and calling names.


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