Who is Really Responsible for all the Spending?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Ps104_33, May 9, 2009.

  1. Ps104_33

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    Politicians campaign on promises. Promises to build a bridge. Promises to fix a road, build a new school, libraries, art museums, etc, etc. They listen to the wants and needs of their constituents and promise to bring home some federal pork and that is why the people in their state or district vote for them. They are keeping the promises that the voters are holding them to, hence all the overspending on the hill. Why do we blame the politicians for promising to haul home barrels of pork that the voters made them promise to bring home to their state or district in the first place? That is their job. So who is responsible for all the spending? Us or them?
     
  2. Palatka51

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    I believe that the Congress is a cross section of the general population. And the households of the general population are over their heads in debt and spending more than what we are taking in. So much like Congress.
     

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