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True or False: "We Are All Responsible"

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Don't blame me for this.

Tens of millions of us had a lot to say, and we said it over and over, both in print and in phone calls to Congress, before our representatives opted to ignore our furious dissension and approved the Wall Street bailout. That act alone has been regarded by some as prima fascia evidence that American citizens are voiceless shadows in a mythical democracy.

Personally, I don't think I contributed to the problem.

We the people voted in record numbers for someone different, a self-proclaimed agent of change, and Barack Obama became president. Who is responsible for the disappointment that he has been to many? We elected him to change the way Washington behaves and he showed every indication that he believed he could. I'm not sure that he is responsible, either.

And I'm certainly not.

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