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Posted: November 16, 2008 6:32 p.m.
Updated: November 17, 2008 4:30 a.m.

Many people feel daunted and overwhelmed by economics. We've been apparently successful as a nation for so long that the average citizen hasn't felt compelled to understand what is happening to the economy.
When people don't understand something, they tend to dismiss it. The average American doesn't realize how what happens at the Federal Reserve, Senate Budget Committee, a scrap yard in Los Angeles or even a light bulb factory in China directly affects them.

Our representatives in Washington are directly responsible for the condition in our country and must significantly revise the failed policies that have an adverse affect on the American family.

Uncle Sam has been running large annual surpluses in our Social Security program. Those surpluses are spent every year to help pay other bills the federal government has run up.

Deregulation, outsourcing and an uncontrolled border has promoted fraud, eliminated jobs and is generally responsible for keeping wages low.

Obviously, if the public doesn't understand this, there's going to be no urgency and no pressure on our colleagues in Washington to act responsibly.

Our leaders must stop kowtowing to their corporate sponsors and start representing the interests of the American family.

They've been apparently successful as a broker for Corporate America for so long that the average politician hasn't felt compelled to keep constituents knowledgeable and informed on the consequences of their actions.

America seems excited for change and voted for a new leader.

It is time to stay informed now as to what our representatives are doing and keep them accountable to family economics.


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