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For The People and Back To The People

Updated on May 27, 2010
Lift Our Voices
Lift Our Voices

We The People

 I'm sure that the sex life of the woodchuck may be exciting to some, maybe even valuable to others. But, it befuddles my little mind when I think of our government giving hundreds of thousands of dollars to groups to study "the sexlife of a woodchuck. As I think of some of the government spending going to causes like this, I also look at what is happening in my county to education, healthcare, and things that relate to people - real people. It is my understanding that $200 - $500,000.00 went toward the above mentioned study. Many millions of dollars are wasted in projects such as these. I remember when I was in my early 20's, at a park, and this lady was watching and counting ants/bug go up a tree. We talked, and she told me she was getting about $15/hour to sit there and count. This was many years ago, I'm 64 years old now, so then and now that's a lot of money. I know for a fact that this amount of money could be so helpful to buy books,  help someone pay a bill for one of their Cancer treatments.

So I've vented a bit, but what can we do? The last time I checked, we the people approve and elect. Within the states and our local governments we must make our voices known. I am a firm believer in letters, and phone calls to our representatives. They do take count of calls and letters. All these little projects must be approved, PLEASE join me and let your voice be heard concerning specific spending. Keep in mind the famous document that starts with WETHE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, and realize it covers a full circle ending with TO THE PEOPLE. Only a limited amount of authority goes to the state, and to the national leaders. STAND UP FOLKS and be heard, at least write a letter or make a call protesting silly spending in this time of economic upheaval.

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      Jay Johnson 7 years ago from Bellingham, WA

      I really don't think any of them will without pressure. All of the past presidents have promised to nix silly spending. But without continued pressure from the PEOPLE, it will never happen.

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      Eileen Kersey 7 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      It is frustrating I agree. Our new government has promised to cut such groups but I doubt it will do what it should