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Tired of finger-pointing

January 7, 2012
The Daily Mining Gazette

It's President Obama's fault. It's the House's fault. It's the Senate's fault. It's Wall Street's fault. The lack of accountability from anyone currently involved in politics is sickening. No one will take responsibility for his or her own decisions, and running for office is no longer about what people stand for, but how terrible their opponent's opinions are.

This is the main reason why Congress has an approval rating barely in double digits and President Obama has hovered in the 40-50 percent range all year.

The American public is sick of the nonstop bickering and a Congress that could barely pass a daily agenda, let alone meaningful bills.

That does not bode well for anyone up for election in 2012.

If politicians would merely look to the future instead of focusing on who is at fault for past failures, things might actually start to improve. Yes, those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it, but those who harp on the past over and over do not fare any better.

If public officials would just focus on their own issues and changing things for the better, they could forge change instead of spinning their wheels in the mud along with everyone else.

That is truly a change we can believe in.



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