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To the Editor:
The first thing that comes to mind when I hear this word is of stupid, bumbling, inept people. I cannot help myself in thinking this best describes the politicians we send to Washington.
Whether they describe themselves as Democrats, Republicans, or Independents really makes no difference. For years now we have been witness to these politicians making fools of themselves and us, to our detriment.
Did we send them to Washington to run up a debt exceeding $16 trillion dollars, a yearly deficit exceeding $1 trillion dollars, an ever increasing debt ceiling, and so on? Of course we didn’t but none of them will ever take the blame. Rather than make any attempt to solve this nation’s many problems all we see and hear is finger pointing and vitriol. This solves nothing, absolutely nothing.
I see no end in sight. The latest debacle, among many, is the so called “fiscal cliff.” This fiasco is of their own making and leaves me only more bewildered and fed up with all of them. When and if this “crisis” is resolved, somewhere behind closed doors, the American people will be the worse for it.
You may or may not agree with what I say here. However a recent poll found only 10 percent of Americans trusted politicians. Scoring lower at 8 percent were used car salesmen. This may be more convincing than anything I can say.