Hard to imagine anything will change

Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Where’s the hope that any of this behavior will change anytime soon? Our leaders continually disappoint and do little to address the real problems. Instead they just find ways to spend more of our hard earned money while they seem to have time and plenty of funds to play, travel, fool around, lose their way and their tempers.

Do we really think any of this will change any time soon? Sadly I fear the answer is, absolutely not! The only thing we can be assured of is more of the same from these public servants.

We’ve got another vote on the debt ceiling limit coming in September. Unfortunately, we’ve seen this rerun before and we can easily predict today what will happen. If the Democrats can’t agree with Democrats and Republicans can’t agree with Republicans what possible chance do they have of reaching any kind of consensus on something really important like the national debt? The result is likely to be lots of arguing, but in the end the ceiling will be increased and no spending changes will be addressed.

How much longer can we watch this ineffectiveness go on? Why is someone like Weiner even back in the pubic arena? Are these individuals we send to represent us really the best and the brightest among us to lead our nation and the world forward to better times and a safer world? We know they do little more than serve their interests first, yet we allow them to waste our time and money and that, of our children and grandchildren.

We need people willing to do a serious job, who have the entire country’s true interests at heart over that of their political affiliation. Far too many of these lifetime politicians have egos and interests that are not compatible with the tasks they’ve been given and it’s only going to go down hill from here. Unless something changes we can count on more of the same as the future continues to replicate the past.

Dan Alexander is associate publisher of New Market Press and publisher and CEO of Denton Publications. He may be reached at dan@newmarketpressvt.com or dan@denpubs.com.

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