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August 31, 2012

We need a house cleaning

How do you feel about the coming election? This time we elect the next president and the next governor. We put into motion our desire to be better. We will elect people we believe will make us stronger, create more jobs and lower the unemployment rate. So what is wrong in the way we do it?

How many of you are tired of the way our candidates campaign? Instead of telling us what they will do for us, they tell us what their opponent has done wrong.

You turn on the TV and see one guy telling us the other guy is not good for the office, instead of telling us what he would do for us. This is going on in both parties and probably will not change in the future.

What is for sure is that most of the time the candidate is just approving what the campaign advisers are saying. Wouldn’t it be great to see someone stand up and tell the truth instead of his workers’ words? And wouldn’t it be great to know the person who gets elected stays for the full term?

Too many times we see our elected representatives start trying to climb the next rung of the ladder to a higher position. And take a look at how much time they actually are available for the votes needed to pass or veto a bill.

Our president has been out of the office a lot since he was elected, saying he needs to visit other countries to show them that we are friends and not enemies. He promotes peace and even sits with those rulers that you shouldn’t trust to be your friends.

The man who is running against him is out running all over the country, telling people that Obama is hurting the country. Then, in the next comment, he goes about saying he would do the very same thing the president is doing now.

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