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Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

In a recent Reuters Poll 27 percent of those polled blame Republicans, 16 percent blamed the President, 6 percent blame the Democrats and only 31 percent blame the whole bunch for the fiscal cliff debacle. With numbers like that is it any wonder our national elected officials have found it easy to play politics instead of solving problems? They have us exactly where they want us. We give them everything they want. We treat them like royalty. We are so gracious when they bring home our tax dollars and act as if it’s manna from heaven.

As a nation we should be so overwhelmingly outraged that we find our nation in this position. When it’s their election or re-election at stake these folks demonstrate they know how to get down to business and work tirelessly. When it is the people’s business or needs, they somehow can’t get out of each others way. We have no one to blame but the person in the mirror and until we refuse to put any money into their re-elections nothing will really change. If we want real change let’s make the funds spent in the 2016 election the least expensive election in U.S. history.

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

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