Dylan makes some good points. His passion gets away with him a bit, but I can understand his frustration. It is shared by many protesting in the streets right now. Ratigan does make the realization that the congress and the two parties control the entire conversation. However, the president has in the past gone to the public with very little response and a lot of roadblocks from the 'Machine Politic'. From the time he came into office in January 2009, there is video after video of him asking for our support in writing congress on most of the issues — health care, finance reform, spending, etc. Ratigan brings this up himself. However, as Ratigan says the parties that be each have their own well-oiled, well-financed political machines to keep their little power domains and monied interests relevant.
The president was just criticized for his most recent attempt to take it to the people over the jobs proposal by a well-oiled machine working with both sides of the aisle. The senate is the biggest offender with the most powerful fiefdoms to protect.
In the end, the congress makes all decisions regarding funding for any initiative proposed by the other branches of government. They control the purse strings as they have since the US Constitution was written.
It is time for the silent majority to take a stand and finally be heard.
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