Matt Damon hits it on the head; politicans of both parties don't care about anything long term....

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    Matt Damon hits it on the head; politicans of both parties don't care about anything long term....

    "They only work towards the next election and dont care about anything past that". The real issues are being left open until one smacks us in the face.

    They know they have a base of support and so, they just ride that support and ignore unpopular solutions to long term issues!

    The real issues are being left open until one smacks us in the face.

     

     
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    Re: Matt Damon hits it on the head; politicans of both parties don't care about anything long term....

    In response to WhatDoYouWantNow's comment:

    This isn't intended as an insult aimed at you, but, I really hope that isn't news to anyone here.

    Between the rise of the administrative branch and the rise of special interest groups starting roughly in the 50s, government's long term thinking has been seriously constrained. And really, any long-term thinking can easily be undone by the next interest group infludenced law or administrative rulemaking.




    That's true and exactly why I say we must hold our representatives accountible and NOT just let them sit back and blame the other party!

    "We the people" have no power as long as we keep doing this; in fact we are nothing more than sheep being lead to the slaughter of our country.

    It's both parties equally that have successfull pitted us against each other!!

    Anyone comes in tries to make real change gets slandered, banished and run out of town or they join in with the wolves!

     
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    Re: Matt Damon hits it on the head; politicans of both parties don't care about anything long term....

    In response to WhatDoYouWantNow's comment:

    In response to tvoter's comment:

    That's true and exactly why I say we must hold our representatives accountible and NOT just let them sit back and blame the other party!

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    The trouble is how to go about doing that.

    2010 was supposedly about holding congress accountable and we certainly saw a number of incumbents get the boot.

    But what did we end up with? Hard liners who created this fiscal cliff situation. People who refuse to compromise at all.

     




    Unfortunately it's a systematic and cultural problem that will take a steadfast and true constituency that pays attention to detail and had each of their own federal, state and local elected officials accountible.

    It sounds daunting because it will be but, to say; "this is all we have so, lets just let them control us while trying to get a tweak in here and there is not a solution to me.

     

     
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    Re: Matt Damon hits it on the head; politicans of both parties don't care about anything long term....

    So can the 2nd term president be counted on to do what is in the best interest of the country?

    In any event, TVOTER is wrong, as usual.  How many House democrats lost their seat because they voted for Obamacare?  They knew that voting for the bill would cost them, but they thought Obamacare was in the best interests of the Country and voted accordingly.

     
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