While I have never been either, I have always tended to side with the party whose views most closely match mine. But lately, I'm beginning to wonder if any political party has any views of doing anything good for this country. The republicans seem to be content doing absolutely nothing, while the democrats spend all their time and effort finding ways to smear the republicans, even if it means lying to do so. Meanwhile, the whole country is falling apart and nothing is getting done about it. Energy prices are going through the roof and if something isn't done soon, they are going to completely destroy our economy. Not only has Bush done nothing towards developing an energy policy that has sorely been needed for more than 30 years now, every president since Nixon is guilty of the same. Our country's economy revolves around transportation and there needs to be huge improvements made in fuel efficiency, ultimately leading to alternative powered vehicles. The sooner the ball gets rolling full speed on this, the better off we'll be. We can't wait until gas is $5 a gallon before we do something about it. An energy plan needs to be developed addressing all aspects of energy, and one that makes us more self reliant. We can't keep relying on countries that hate us for our energy needs. Nothing good can come from that. How many years now have illegal immigrants been pouring across our boarders? Is it going to take the detonation of a nuke in our country before something is done to stop this nonsense? Clinton did nothing about it, and now Bush has done nothing as well. Our pourus boarders are also destroying this country. Many claim we need all these immigrants here to do the jobs Americans don't want to do. Who was doing this work before they came here? Somebody was doing it. It's just that business owners are getting greedy and they don't want to pay their employees more than $3 an hour. We don't need them here, business owners just need to pay their employees a decent wage. The boarder nonsense needs to stop. I don't understand why Bush and other politicians keep wasting their time bringing up these half-assed social security reform bills when all congress has to do is institute the fair tax plan. It's a proven fact our current tax system is broke, medicare is broke, and social security is broke, and the fair tax plan would fix everyhting. It would fully fund every aspect of our federal government, including medicare and social security. It would also give each and every working American more net income, and it would make our economy stronger than it's ever been. There is no down side to this plan, and yet here we still sit with our old, broken plan. It's time for our governmental leaders to get off their duffs, put all this partisan BS aside and take care of the issues at hand.....before it's too late!