Why the Government doesnt work anymore

Why the government doesn’t work anymore by Devin Knieriem

	Just today I was skimming through channels in the afternoon, about the time that
 most of the network news shows are coming on, I turned it to I think CBS Evening News
 and their first headline preview was this “President unveils new plan for jobs, but why are
 republicans angry about the timing”?
       Honestly, I did not stay on that channel to watch why, for I know why they are
 angry…its because they are republicans and Barack Obama is a democrat so they are
 obliged to disagree with everything he says…and that is exactly what is wrong with the
 United States Government today…
       When the Constitution was drafted in 1787, 224 years ago, the people who wrote
 it and subsequently designed our system of government, the designed it so one person
 would not have complete control of everything, and with open election of the
 senators, the house of representatives and the president it assured the fact that there would be an open
 sharing of ideas in order to make the newly founded United States of America a wonderful
 place to live, free of oppression and censorship. 
          However, the founding fathers did not know that the system would lead to what we have now…two 
different political parties completely ruling the system who cant even agree on the simplest bills that come
 to them.  
          There is no doubting it, there is an open political war going on between the democrats and the 
republicans, just turn on any news channel and see how much both sides seem to hate each other…and it is
 really nasty too. Turn on Fox News and watch people how republicans call democrats “socialist Nazi storm 
troopers” and turn on CNBC and see that democrats think republicans are “racist, gun toting rednecks”.
          So back to my main point, why isn’t our government working anymore? its because the different parties
 in the Senate and the House are so far apart on the political spectrum that their meetings are nothing more
 then angry staring contests. The side that gets the bills passed is whichever side has the majority. And these
 politicians are too busy saying how much they dislike each other that they cant get anything done. A few
 months ago our country, the “Greatest Country in the world” came very close to having to declare bankruptcy
 and what were the politicians saying? They were saying how much they hate the other sides plan and then make
 some back ass deal to heighten the debt ceiling for a little while longer until one of them wins a majority
 in the next election and can pass whatever plan they want when the issue arises again.
	When republicans are interviewed and asked about the plans that the president has about trying to fix
 the mounting economic problems that this country has, they don’t say how they are actively working with the
 president and the democrats to fix the problem, they say that “he is ruining this country and when  we get a
 republican in office we will fix everything”..oh really? Are you sure you wont run into the same problems that
 Obama has now, that Bush had during his presidency? it’s the same cycle…one party (currently the democrats)
 becomes popular because of the problems of the other one, gets elected and then that party becomes less 
 popular and the other one wins the elections and takes over. it’s a never ending cycle. The Democrats and 
the Republicans refuse to work together, refuse to come up with a compromise, and now I think people are 
starting to see it.
	Now I am not suggesting that America is at all in danger but lets remember what has been happening in
 places like Egypt and Libya and now in Saudi Arabia..their people got tired of the government and they got rid
 of them. Now I do not think that America will have another revolution, Im just saying that something has to change
 with this government, weather that’s for the Democrats and Republicans to start working together or for American voters
 to rally around some new parties that might be more willing to work together…because if we are supposed to be the
 greatest country in the world, we better start acting like it and quit with this whole political blood war we have going on

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