Until or unless we get these teabrains out of Congress, our country will continue its downward spiral as more and more people fall through the proverbial cracks; some of them forever. I hate to be a pessimist, but I see this situation getting a whole lot worse before it reverses itself. I think one of the greatest barriers to us improving our lot is this corporate media, hellbent on keeping us ignorant and out-of-touch. They seem to have been very successful at it.
I'm frankly discouraged by the mentality I encounter on a daily basis. This common assertion that everyone in Congress is bad is the rationale that keeps people from voting, thus perpetuating a status quo that is literally killing us. How many people will bother casting a ballot in the next midterm election is anyone's guess. I think most Congressmen & women are indeed worthless, but not all of them, and only those who bother paying attention can know the difference.
The intellectual laziness in our society is absolutely breathtaking. It perpetuates this cycle of decay and neglect by enabling the same worthless politicians to remain in office, year after year after year. It was this sort of passivity and apathy that kept so many Republicans holding their congressional seats. Look at where that's gotten us! Until more people are willing to take responsibility for their role as citizens, I see no possibility of reversing this awful trend. I wonder how much more suffering and death it will take to motivate enough of us to get engaged as citizens, and fight back. These fascists are killing us... What are we going to do about it? - Aliceinwonderland