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Eric Cantor and YouCut

This is awesome. Everyone needs to visit this website and vote. Be sure to watch the video, too. Great Job and Kudos to Eric Cantor. I’m glad someone has some sense in Washington !


Vote out ALL incumbents from both parties

I used to have trust in my government about 12 years or so ago, not a lot, but some. It seems however that politicians are just greedy, care little about the country and the people and are just in it to make money and get great health care and retirement at taxpayer expense.
It seems that our leaders and the corporate wall street banker types have let greed win over, especially during the last 12 years, while lining their pockets with millions yearly at the expense of the rest of us.
Both parties are to blame. Both parties have allowed it to happen and have even participated in it. The American people need to wake up before the fall of the United States occurs. There should be term limits but congress continues to ignore the bills that come before them regarding term limits while they continue to spend millions of taxpayer monies each election to mail out letters, flyers, etc. telling us what they have done for the past few years making us think they are above reproach and then spending millions of campaign money for ads that distort the truth of everything they have had a hand in, spin everything they voted on so that it sounds like they are the best thing since sliced bread.
It is time “We, the people” take back our government and vote out every incumbent, regardless of party, and put some new blood in our government. It is time we held congress and the White House accountable. It is obvious that the leaders in office now are unable to solve the problems of our nation.
They tell us they will reform campaign finance, lobbyists, social security, health care, welfare, spending, taxes, etc. but they never do. They pass legislation that continues profits for big business at the expense of the taxpayers, legislation that burdens the states ever more and causing tax increases for all. The “reform” they do pass is not reform at all but more spending and does nothing to address the root causes of the problems we face. Throwing money at problems and expanding government is not the answer. The health care reform is not reform, it is more government spending. The welfare reform under President Clinton was not reform, there are still too many people on the welfare rolls that make welfare a career.
Our leaders are spending like never before without reforming anything. I for one am tired of both parties. I am tired of partisan politics. I want leaders that throw the party aside and work for the good of the country, coming to a compromise that will benefit the majority and not a select few.
I believe the only way we can accomplish that is to vote out the incumbents and start fresh, a rebirth of our nation of sorts.
It is time for political reform with the people speaking this time, not the lobbyists, the bankers, the corporations or the politicians. Vote out all incumbents from both parties.

Below is an article that shows the American people are sick and tired of politicians in Washington. We need to make a stand and that is to vote out your representative because they are part of the problem. Do your part, register to vote and VOTE them out!

Poll: 4 out of 5 Americans don’t trust Washington

By LIZ SIDOTI, AP National Political Writer Liz Sidoti, Ap National Political Writer – Mon Apr 19, 6:29 am ET

WASHINGTON – America’s “Great Compromiser” Henry Clay called government “the great trust,” but most Americans today have little faith in Washington’s ability to deal with the nation’s problems.

Public confidence in government is at one of the lowest points in a half century, according to a survey from the Pew Research Center. Nearly 8 in 10 Americans say they don’t trust the federal government and have little faith it can solve America’s ills, the survey found.

The survey illustrates the ominous situation President Barack Obama and the Democratic Party face as they struggle to maintain their comfortable congressional majorities in this fall’s elections. Midterm prospects are typically tough for the party in power. Add a toxic environment like this and lots of incumbent Democrats could be out of work.

The survey found that just 22 percent of those questioned say they can trust Washington almost always or most of the time and just 19 percent say they are basically content with it. Nearly half say the government negatively effects their daily lives, a sentiment that’s grown over the past dozen years.

This anti-government feeling has driven the tea party movement, reflected in fierce protests this past week.

“The government’s been lying to people for years. Politicians make promises to get elected, and when they get elected, they don’t follow through,” says Cindy Wanto, 57, a registered Democrat from Nemacolin, Pa., who joined several thousand for a rally in Washington on April 15 — the tax filing deadline. “There’s too much government in my business. It was a problem before Obama, but he’s certainly not helping fix it.”

Majorities in the survey call Washington too big and too powerful, and say it’s interfering too much in state and local matters. The public is split over whether the government should be responsible for dealing with critical problems or scaled back to reduce its power, presumably in favor of personal responsibility.

About half say they want a smaller government with fewer services, compared with roughly 40 percent who want a bigger government providing more. The public was evenly divided on those questions long before Obama was elected. Still, a majority supported the Obama administration exerting greater control over the economy during the recession.

“Trust in government rarely gets this low,” said Andrew Kohut, director of the nonpartisan center that conducted the survey. “Some of it’s backlash against Obama. But there are a lot of other things going on.”

And, he added: “Politics has poisoned the well.”

The survey found that Obama’s policies were partly to blame for a rise in distrustful, anti-government views. In his first year in office, the president orchestrated a government takeover of Detroit automakers, secured a $787 billion stimulus package and pushed to overhaul the health care system.

But the poll also identified a combination of factors that contributed to the electorate’s hostility: the recession that Obama inherited from President George W. Bush; a dispirited public; and anger with Congress and politicians of all political leanings.

“I want an honest government. This isn’t an honest government. It hasn’t been for some time,” said self-described independent David Willms, 54, of Sarasota, Fla. He faulted the White House and Congress under both parties.

The poll was based on four surveys done from March 11 to April 11 on landline and cell phones. The largest survey, of 2,500 adults, has a margin of sampling error of 2.5 percentage points; the others, of about 1,000 adults each, has a margin of sampling error of 4 percentage points.

In the short term, the deepening distrust is politically troubling for Obama and Democrats. Analysts say out-of-power Republicans could well benefit from the bitterness toward Washington come November, even though voters blame them, too, for partisan gridlock that hinders progress.

In a democracy built on the notion that citizens have a voice and a right to exercise it, the long-term consequences could prove to be simply unhealthy — or truly debilitating. Distrust could lead people to refuse to vote or get involved in their own communities. Apathy could set in, or worse — violence.

Democrats and Republicans both accept responsibility and fault the other party for the electorate’s lack of confidence.

“This should be a wake-up call. Both sides are guilty,” said Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo. She pointed to “nonsense” that goes on during campaigns that leads to “promises made but not promises kept.” Still, she added: “Distrust of government is an all-American activity. It’s something we do as Americans and there’s nothing wrong with it.”

Sen. Scott Brown, a Republican who won a long-held Democratic Senate seat in Massachusetts in January by seizing on public antagonism toward Washington, said: “It’s clear Washington is broken. There’s too much partisan bickering to be able to solve the problems people want us to solve.”

And, he added: “It’s going to be reflected in the elections this fall.”

But Matthew Dowd, a top strategist on Bush’s re-election campaign who now shuns the GOP label, says both Republicans and Democrats are missing the mark.

“What the country wants is a community solution to the problems but not necessarily a federal government solution,” Dowd said. Democrats are emphasizing the federal government, while Republicans are saying it’s about the individual; neither is emphasizing the right combination to satisfy Americans, he said.


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Pew Research Center: http://people-press.org/