What’s wrong with America?

Well, right now one could probably say “a lot” is wrong with America.  We point fingers at the politicians and at the Federal Reserve for the sad state the US economy finds itself.  Yes, I too agree they are part of the problem.  However, the source of the problem does not end there.  The media has its fair share of blame for the way things are.

There are real and workable solutions out there, but the media works in collusion to ensure those solutions are either not broadcast at all, or if they do get broadcast then they are quick to criticize the idea.

Whether you like what Ron Paul has to say or not, I would argue that he at least has something fresh to say.  It’s a viewpoint that contradicts the status quo and seems to be based on common sense.

Jon Stewart does an excellent job of putting this all into perspective.

Last weekend, the Iowa Straw Poll was conducted.  Here are the results of the poll:

Place Candidate Votes Percentage
1 Michele Bachmann 4,823 28.6%
2 Ron Paul 4,671 27.7%
3 Tim Pawlenty 2,293 13.6%
4 Rick Santorum 1,657 9.8%
5 Herman Cain 1,456 8.6%
6 Rick Perry (write-in) 718 4.3%
7 Mitt Romney 567 3.4%
8 Newt Gingrich 385 2.3%
9 Jon Huntsman 69 0.4%
10 Thaddeus McCotter 35 0.2%
Scattering 218 1.30%
Total 16,892 100%

As you can see, Michele edged out Ron Paul by a meager 152 votes. Seems like a very respectable finish by Paul. Were is the media love?

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