Hillary asks N.C.

I recently viewed a Hillary tv ad requesting N.C. to querry.I do have a couple of concerns/questions.I'm a lifetime N.C. resident that is trying to exist on disability which continues to get cut and will probably be depleted entirely within the next decade at our current spending rate.I'm also a single parent(father) and have been for 17 years. My greatest fears are not being attacked by an extremist country but the rampant crime in our own;Absurd illogical gun,drug and health care policies that other countries ie Canada seem to deal with much better.I'm concerned with prosecuting an unwinable war @ 18 million per hour at the expense of dealing with our own domestic problems.I'm concerned about our economic demise as we borrow billions from China.I'm concerned that what's left of our military will end up in iran,pakistan,n korea,and god nows where else.I'm concerned that we've created more terrorists,and ill will toward America than ever existed before the war.Rampant crime on our streets,kids with guns,hopelessly failed drug policy,economic chaos,a level of incarcerated Americans unequalled in any other country. Yes I too was angry because of 911 but in retrospect it was a criminal action,not an act of war by a sovereign country.These are the issues that concern me.My mother is 75 and still has to work full time;My father is dying from alzheimers and they are currently in peril of losing their home because of medical expenses and deflating equity.I lose much more sleep over this than who the next despot or tyrant that we feel compelled to eradicate.How do we deal with this.Thanks for indulging my rant....Trey


Thanks Trey

We also rant. To find solutions we need to lay out the problems. To deal with these issues our leaders and hopeful leaders need to know they exist and are more important to us that the sound-bite politics of fear.

Wow, Trey

You've just spelled out what concerns a lot of Americans. There aren't any easy answers, but feel free to hang around here. We do our best to find ways to take action - even if it is only a letter writing campaign. We have live-blog chats with local politicians who might not be able to address the above concerns, but you might get a chance to ask them about other things that they can help with.

Glad you found us. Hope you'll stick around.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

But remember now ...

we're not angry frustrated or bitter.


"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit." - Harry Truman

"They took all the trees and put them in a tree museum Then they charged the people a dollar 'n a half just to see 'em. Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone? They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."

Hillary to give her $111 million away so she can be happy too!

Hillary knows that the folks in the "rust belt" and
elsewhere are happy being jobless and poor.

Not bitter - they are happy, thrilled joyous!

They are too proud to be "bitter" about not having a job that pays a living wage, about not having insurance or enough insurance, or about the recession or the cost of milk, bread, butter and gas for the car.

We all are just thrilled beyond belief to see that the US's number one exports are:
US jobs,
and US solidiers.

Oh, and is there any country that hasn't given money to Bill Clinton, perhaps through his "library"?