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Have you ever had the thought that our elected representatives in Washington D.C. don't really get anything done? Immigration reform....deadlock. Ethics reform....deadlock. Health care.....deadlock. Stem Cells, Tax Reform, Iraq War....deadlock, deadlock, deadlock.

It is interesting that they do manage to find time to campaign, though, in between arguments in the Senate and the House.

What's a voter to do? What do you do when your level of frustration exceeds your level of satisfaction? More and more people are simply electing not to vote because they no longer feel like they are part of the process. Is not voting the answer? That's a pretty drastic step but voting statistics show that election after election, the number of voters is getting lower and lower. Would a vow to stop making any political contributions until they (and we know who THEY are) actually get something done get anybody's attention or would that further erode the "little guy's" impact on the political process?

I wish I had the answer. One fact is pretty clear. If they ran their businesses like they run the country, they'd all be broke.


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