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Is the public really being heard?Posted Wednesday, April 15, 2009, at 2:21 PM
Quite a few people who feel President Obama's administration is taking a "tax-and-spend" approach paraded around Shelbyville's square today in support of their stance.
I wasn't among them, but I'm becoming increasingly concerned with America's deficit continuing to grow. At some point, something's got to come to a stop.
I'll usually back anyone's right to express their feelings in public as long as they're reasonable and non-violent. Today's 'Tea Party' in Shelbyville and elsewhere is a good example of how to protest the right way, whether you agree with the participants' political positions or not.
But do you think anyone in Washington really paid any attention to what went on nationwide today? Did today's protests make any difference, other than a few people letting off some steam?
Or have average Americans become the unheard masses, pandered to come election time and ignored otherwise?
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David Melson is a copy editor and staff writer for the Times-Gazette.
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