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Both Medicare and Social Security are going bankrupt and our country's debt continues to spiral out of control.  We borrow 40% of every dollar our government spends.  These facts are not disputed by either of the two major political parties and certainly not by the Libertarians.

Yet, with all of the things we should be talking about, we seem stuck on stupid issues like the rhetoric that Harry Reid is spewing from the floor of the Senate about Romney's tax filing (or lack thereof).  This is the same poor excuse for a Senator who has not produced a budget (as he is constitutionally mandated to do) in the last three years.  Yet, he is worried about Romney's tax returns.  Sickening, isn't it?  Come on, Democrat or Republican or none of the above, it has to annoy you if you care about the function of government and the state of politics at all. Romney hates dogs and killed some guy's wife (who had insurance anyway).  What a terrible guy, right?  According to a columnist of the New York Times, V.P. candidate Congressman Paul Ryan wants to hurt people. all of this is just awful.  And yet, we can't pass a budget or start a serious conversation about Medicare.  We can't find ways to stimulate economic growth and thereby lower the unemployment rate.

I'm not a Republican and I don't buy the party line that they are all about smaller government, either.  Richard Nixon and George W. Bush certainly were not what I would call conservatives by any stretch of the imagination.  I'm not writing this post to promote some Republican agenda or denounce the Democrats (of which I was one for many years before growing up and turning more fiscally conservative).  I am thinking about our desperate need to address the financial irresponsibility and corruption that has engulfed Washington.  Obama campaigned on hope and change -- and I truly believed he could make a difference, but the only difference is that things are worse.  much worse.

Unemployment, despite billions in bailouts and stimulus funding, has hit 8.5% today.

Clearly, big government is not the answer.  Freedom is.
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