I know that my friends over at Boots and Sabers and around the Conservative blogiverse, like the neocon elite whose interests they serve, believe that "the government" is the problem. They have chanted and intoned this mantra until it is now buried in their teeth -- like Strontium-90. That sting you feel when they bite at you is actually a kind of radiation burn from their own "nuke-ular" radicalism.
The problem, of course, isn't the government. The problem is them what own the government.
"We the people" used to be the owners. Alas, no more.
I hate to contradict Pogo, but I'm pretty sure that "they" is no longer "us".
So, want to know why our representatives in Washington vote as they do? Opensecrets.org--Money in politics data
And here at home: The Wisconsin Democracy Campaign