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Tone Deaf Politicians Aren't Hearing the American People (7/28/11)

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A recent survey says 80% of American's are fed up with the way our elected leaders are handling the debt ceiling issue.  Unfortunately, when Republicans hear that statistic they are thinking, "Great!  America is getting fed up with Democrats!  We're winning!"  And when Democrats hear it they think, "Finally!  The Republicans are ticking everybody off and now they'll give!"

The problem is that neither side thinks they are the problem.  President Obama is right when he says compromise has become a dirty word in Washington, but most Americans think that's exactly what they must do.  How can our politicians be so tone deaf to what the majority of people who elected them want?

Of course they aren't the only ones out of step.  Yesterday our own daily newspaper actually said, "The lunatics are firmly in control of the asylum.  That's the only reasonable conclusion that Americans can…draw about the Republican majority in the U.S. House of Representatives."   

The Democratic Party always comes first for the Courier, but I had hoped even they could see that both parties share blame for this impasse. 

Many of you seem to be burning up the Internet and phone lines to Washington to let your representatives know you don't appreciate their lack of progress.  Good for you.  Keep it up.  That's the only way we can be heard.

I'm Bill Lamb, and that's my…Point of View.

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