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Correct mistakes on election day

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Chances are you, like me, are not real happy with the way the country is moving. We seem to be running headlong towards financial ruin for the country, ourselves, and our children.

In your wildest dreams, could you ever imagine a national debt of over $13 trillion? Good grief! Regardless of your “brand” of politics, we are in big trouble. The country must be put on a sounder financial course soon—or we will be at the point of no economic return.

This whole “mess” has been in the making for many years as politicians made unsound decisions and passed laws spending funds we didn’t have. They should have known better. But then so should we. We made it all possible–we kept voting them in and let them run the show.

Fast forward to 2008. We turned the reins of government over to a President bent on transforming America into a country that we are beginning to have trouble recognizing. And at the same time, we gave control of Congress to officials who are willing participants in making the changes happen—regardless of cost or other impact. There are no “checks and balances” between the two branches of government—and both are on the same train headed in the wrong direction.

We get a chance to correct certain “mistakes” periodically—and November is one of those times. Every two years, the entire House of Representatives is up for reelection. The party in control of the House, presently the Democrats, selects the Speaker of the House who controls the agenda for legislation.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi and our congressman, Sanford Bishop, walk “lock step” with the president and his treasury- looting agenda. And this walk will continue until we vote them out of office.

Well, Bishop finally has a viable opponent in the November election. If we elect Republican Mike Keown, he will join a ground-swell of people also being elected to Congress who understand the need to change direction—and plan to do it!

November is likely the most important election in my lifetime. And if we don’t make history by voting people like Sanford Bishop out, we will soon be history. We cannot continue to pursue the present path to financial ruin.

Robert Rehberg


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Tom Knighton is the publisher of The Albany Journal. In November, 2011, he became the first blogger to take over a newspaper anywhere in the world. In August of 2012, he made the difficult decision to take the Journal out of print circulation and become an online news agency, a first for the Albany area.

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