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Published: Wednesday, Oct. 16 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT

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vangroovin
West Jordan, UT

It really is ridiculous that our elected officials, who supposedly act on our behalf, cannot seem to do anything without worrying about an upcoming election. EVERYTHING points to the election. Every decision is politically charged. If any negotiation is to be done, it will "cost" a politician or politicians their elected job. For what? For trying to do what's in the best interest of the American people. There is too much divisiveness, contention, finger-pointing, back-biting, libel/slander, among other things going on in government. If we are to be a truly constructive government, BOTH parties need to be willing to negotiate, to step across the aisle and find a workable solution that WORKS for the American people, not their political career. One party isn't any better than the other. Though we as a people may lean one way or the other, we need both parties or all minds to work together to get the best ideas through. There is way too much pride in government, in my opinion; it's going to bring about its demise.

techpubs
Sioux City, IA

The problem that the Senate Democrats and the President don't want to admit is that our Gov't is continually overspending which creates deficit budgets forcing us to borrow more and continually raise the Debt limit which ends up adding to the amount required just to pay the interest each year.
This continues to put us in a position where we have less money to use for our Gov't programs.

techpubs
Sioux City, IA

@vangroovin:
That is why for several years now I have been telling people that we need to vote out both major parties in the next election so that they will get the message that we are tired of their games and expect them to do what is best for the country as a whole and quit worrying about elections.
If they do a good job they will most likely be re-elected.

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