The two major U.S. capitalist political parties have very clear attitudes and policies.
The Republicans are constantly saying: “Free markets can do everything. The government should not interfere.” As soon as a major economic crisis hits (i. e. the recent collapse of the housing bubble which U.S. capitalists created,) they run to the government and demand: “Bail us out, we need taxpayer's money.”
The Democrats are extremely corrupt when it comes to receiving cash-for-votes from lobbyists, big corporations, unions and PAC's. “Give me your cash contributions (i. e. legal bribe) and I will vote the way you tell me in the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate.” (i.e. The Gang of 66.)
No wonder Americans stop exercising their right to vote. The political game is rigged against them. Big money rules everything and the needs of the people continue to be ignored.
In the two largest cities in the county where I live, they held city council elections this year. Ten and nine percent of eligible voters went to the polls in those two cities. In the 2010 U.S. Congressional election, this past Tuesday, only 50% voted in the county. People no longer care.
Mark Twain was right. The U.S. has the best politicians money can buy.
I say: A pox on the Republican and the Democratic parties. Don't give them your vote. You are only encouraging them. Write-in “None of the above.”