Why the President is as Frustrated as We Are

July 16, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

U.S. News & World Report recounts a recent interview with President Barack Obama in the which the commander-in-chief laments that…

Washington “feels as broken as it did four years ago,” when he took office. He says he’s most frustrated by the inability “to change the atmosphere” in the nation’s capital “to reflect the decency and common sense of ordinary people” who want their leaders to solve problems.

If the leader of the free world is frustrated by his inability to reform Washington, why should the average citizen feel any different?

The point is that one person alone—no matter how powerful—is unlikely to be able to alter the ingrained culture of entitlement, greed, and obstuctionism that permeates politics today. If we’re to have any hope of improving the situation, we have to make sure that our elected leaders understand that they are beholden to us for their jobs.

Write e-mails or letters to your representatives to let them know what you think. Contribute a few dollars to those whom you feel are deserving (since we all know money talks in Washington!). Get out and work for the ground campaigns of those candidates who will later work for you. And, most importantly, get out and vote!

What have you done to help solve our nation’s problems? What have you done to encourage Congress to do the same?

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