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Media Photo of the Week: Do Politicians Care about You?

By August 3, 2011

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A photo of the exterior of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC
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The U.S. has avoided what some feared would be an economic catastrophe with the signing of a bill to raise the federal debt ceiling. Since most of us aren't economists, it's been hard to know who to believe during the past few weeks of political bickering. As the nation prepares for next year's elections, do you have confidence that your elected leaders are looking out for your best interests, or are they only looking out for their own careers?

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August 3, 2011 at 11:11 am
(1) Susan says:

I think most politicians enter the field due to strong convictions and a desire to serve. Unfortunately, many of them have no idea how government is supposed to work.

August 3, 2011 at 12:33 pm
(2) Nancy says:

I think two-year terms for our representatives are too short. By the time our new representatives figure out how things work in DC, they are thinking about the next campaign. This clearly affects the decisions they make and the votes they cast. And not in a good way.

August 3, 2011 at 1:29 pm
(3) Newlyweds Guide Francesca says:

I have to admit that I’ve lost faith in our system. As someone who follows politics closely, I have seen a shift in both parties and even the non-traditional parties. I don’t think anyone really cares about the American people. I don’t feel as though my voice – or those of the rest of the general public – counts at all anymore. You can’t even be heard with your vote because there’s really nowhere to turn for change.

August 3, 2011 at 10:11 pm
(4) Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook says:

Nope. It’s all about politics. We are incidental.

August 4, 2011 at 8:59 am
(5) Tonya Lee says:

I agree with Francesca. I can’t believe some of the decisions our government makes. I feel like our leaders do whatever they want to do, and care more about power and selves than America.

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