Politics In America Is Boring
by James Glaser
October 26, 2011
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I don't know if boring is the right word, but I couldn't think of a better one. Frankly, I am sick of listening to Candidate Obama and the Republicans who are running for President.

If you think about it, Barack Obama lied himself into office. He promised this and that, and hasn't done much of anything. There is no transparency in his Administration as he promised. He hires lobbyists and Wall Street CEOs, even though he promised he wouldn't. He didn't bring the troops home from Iraq first thing, and he never did close that prison in Cuba — both things he promised he would do right away. President Obama has never figured out how to change the way things are done in Washington, and under his leadership, all we have is more of the same.

Then I listen to the Republicans, and they want to do what they have always wanted to do, and that is to cow-tow to the rich and the corporations. Yes, I suppose Ron Paul and Gary Johnson are different, but the Republican party is not about to allow either of them to get the nomination.

Every week now we hear that another 400,000 Americans have applied for unemployment benefits, and the unemployment rate hovers right around 9%. The Democrats have a Jobs Bill that members of their own party vote against, and the Republicans are waiting until after the election to come up with something.

Meanwhile, we keep borrowing, and our national debt keeps going up by about 1.5 trillion dollars a year. I have been told that you could put a million dollars in hundred dollar bills in a grocery bag, but you would need one million grocery bags filled with hundred dollar bills to make a trillion dollars. So, with the way Barack Obama is spending these days, we would need one million five hundred thousand of those grocery bags filled with hundred dollar bills, and that is just the extra money Obama has to borrow to keep spending like he wants to. He spends all the other trillions of dollars that our government collects in taxes with ease.

So, we know the Democrats have no clue of how to get our country's house in order. Also, we know even if the Republicans have an idea, they are going to keep it a secret, because they think if Obama can't turn things around, they will be the lesser of two evils come next election.

Meanwhile, our country falls farther and farther into debt, the politicians on both sides keep saying the same thing as do the pundits, no matter which side they are rooting for. So, nothing is going to change, and come election time there will be no one to get excited about, and the whole process will be a bore.

I think I might just take up a sport.

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