This country was established on a system of checks and balances. For President Obama to blame the Republican party for “stopping progress” is ignorant. The people voted in a divided government. His solutions for fixing the economy are clearly not what the people want. With an approval rating of thirty-nine percent, it is not just the Republicans who disagree with his fiscal policies. The problem is not the Republican party, the problem is throwing imaginary money at a very real problem with the economy. Stimulus packages do not work; spending does not solve a debt crisis. Government auditors spent the past five years examining all federal programs and found that 22 percent of them, costing taxpayers a total of 123 billion annually, did not show any positive impact on the populations they serve. America must be more fiscally responsible. Voters must become informed about the policies and principles in which their representatives stand by to ensure they represent the real change American has to have. “I don't vote because I don't know about the candidates” is not acceptable. Don't take it for granted that we live in a Democratic-Republic. Become informed and get out and vote in the next election for the candidate that will put an end to excess government spending and waste and finally turn the economic free fall around.
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Polk County deputies say an 86-year-old woman admitted to shooting her son during an argument late Friday night and she claims it was self defense.