Ok, I never post in this forum anymore because it just frustrates me, but this one time I can't resist. $70 Billion more close to being approved for Iraq war. I saw this headline, and something just snapped. Enough of this ****. Who do these people think they are? I'm talking about Congress, the White House, Reps, Dems, everyone. This is THE TAXPAYERS' money they are spending. That $70 BILLION dollars more being poured after the hundreds of billions already wasted? NOT THEIR MONEY. The system of "representation" in this country has gone completely off the rails. The '06 elections were supposedly about sending a message of discontent, but these losers in this cesspool of a city that I'm stuck in mad don't care. It's just business as usual. The public doesn't want this war, doesn't want to pay for this war, doesn't want to see any more soldiers coming home in boxes, but the government doesn't care. What happened to representation? What happened to democracy? The will of the people? Citizens as sovereigns? Elected representatives sometimes have to make tough, unpopular decisions, but to simply completely ignore the people for years like makes a mockery of the system. This country is going to be paying for this war for decades if this goes on. Well, the people have had enough, and the pols don't care. They're just going to keep flushing our money down the drain because what the hell - it's really easy to spend money when it's someone else's. You know what I want out of the next president? Just one thing - someone who actually cares what the PEOPLE want for their country. Show me the candidate who will do that and I'll vote for 'em, regardless of party. Ok, rant over. Thanks for reading.