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What Happened to the American Dream?
By Cecilia Rice


January 16, 2012

2012 will be one of the most important election years in the history of our country.  We have accepted the pitiful performance of our political representatives far too long.  Congress’ approval rate is now 10%.  It is the most dysfunctional Congress since the civil war.

We cannot get them to balance the budget, we have a colossal debt, the economy is in the gutter, and the list just goes on.  Projections show the gridlock is likely to continue after this election as the Senate will continue to be subject to filibuster.  Only a House of Representatives that is willing to take a stand can force significant change.

The American people must step up to find and elect House representatives who will stand up for the country.  We cannot afford to let the hoopla of a Presidential election distract us.  A new president and a few new seats in Congress is not enough.  We need a complete overhaul and we can do that in 2012 through the grassroots efforts of GOOOH.   We need people now to help select a House candidate in their district.  

This is it folks.  If you do not engage, what comes next could be more painful than anything we have ever experienced.  The time to act is now.  Go to and join the process to ensure the future of yourself, your families, friends, children and grandchildren.

Cecilia Rice
Texas City, TX


Received January 13, 2012 - Published January 16, 2012



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