Next is former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and the trial for his alleged corruption. Everyone that watched the news of the governor being dismissed from his seat because of charges that ranged from attempting to trade an appointment to Barack Obama's vacated Senate seat to trying to shake down a construction company executive, knows that this was an open and shut case. However, jurors have spent the last 11 days deliberating and looks like it is complex enough that maybe the governments case isn't a slam dunk after all. It is difficult to say how the nation would react to an acquittal. If this is a case about using gubernatorial decisions for personal gain, what governor in what state isn't trading their influence and power for campaign finance contributions and invitations to fancy events? A case could be brought against each and every elected official in the US. Until real campaign finance reform is passed and enacted into law, every elected official in the US is compromised and in the back pocket of special interest. When money, not issues, determine election outcomes, the system can't be trusted. It is possible that Rod Blagojevich, like every other politician, was just doing his job and the differences are just semantics.
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Last, the jobs report on Friday was less than good news. Optimism, an American tradition, is fading away as 14.6 million remain unemployed for longer periods than expected. There is an endless supply of bearish economists and each are debating if the government needs debt discipline or increased stimulus. It is time to see hopeful voices to mix in and contrast with the growing pessimism. The one truth in all this blazing hot news is that people are fed up and they want out of the kitchen. They want to grab a few brews and slide down the shoot!