I am so upset that the supercommittee just gave up — the final straw that proves our government is in complete disarray.

Everyone, whether a Democrat or a Republican, should be very unhappy with the people who are supposed to represent our interests.

Sens. Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe and Reps. Chellie Pingree and Michael Michaud, and all the rest of our hundreds of legislators across the country should be jumping up and down with indignation.

But we haven’t really heard a word, and it’s unlikely that we will.

They are all too busy coddling up to corporate lobbyists and CEOs, from whence their campaign contributions flow.

I say it’s time to get corporate money out of politics, and get back to a “government of the people, by the people, and for the people.” Perhaps the “occupy” people are on to something. Something is really wrong in this country, and maybe a new revolution is in order.

Frank Ridley


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