FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told MSNBC yesterday that the Democrats do not bear any responsibility for the mess on Wall Street. Democrats have had control of congress for the past 2 years, and Republicans pointed out they haven't passed any legislation regulating congressional excesses.
If they had tried, it probably wouldn't have mattered.
The White House likely would have vetoed it or Republicans in the Senate would have blocked it, and it never would have passed to begin with...
Whether it's the economy, energy or foreign policy, the interests of the American people increasingly take a backseat to partisan politics, finger-pointing and the blame game.
There's no commonality of purpose to cooperate in the interests of our citizens. The parties only pretend to care about us, but they don't really.
What they care about is holding onto power at all costs - which is why this presidential election is going to "cost" in the neighborhood of one billion dollars.
And you can bet Congress will take its next vacation the end of this month right on schedule.
Here’s my question to you: What would it take to restore your faith in our government?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
Kevin from Colorado writes:
Obama offering a cabinet post to McCain after he wins the White House. And McCain accepting with excitement and working hard to support Obama's plans.
Donna from Ashland, Oregon writes:
My faith in our government would be restored if the people currently in Congress would do the right thing and impeach Bush and Cheney. Instead, they are too worried about covering their own tails.
Since it is obvious that we are heading into a Depression, we need a New Deal from the government to restore confidence. Let's get people back to work.
Give the White House to Obama with a solid majority in both houses and America will look like the country the middle class remembers.
Nick from Kansas City, Missouri writes:
Jack, it would take a miracle, and I'm an athiest so that isn't very likely for me.
Change the players in both the White House and Congress. If the people of this country do not start to pay attention to who our leaders are and what they are doing, they may wake up one morning without a country.
Two words: Term Limits.