Lilburn residents speak out on the 2010 mid-term elections.
The 2010 election was held more than two weeks ago, but Lilburn residents still have a take on its outcomes.
Lilburn Patch correspondent Cyndi Ford set out recently to ask residents how they feel. Here's what you told her:
Question: How much confidence do you have in your local, state and national government following the recent election?
Ray Cogdill (asked at the Ingles on Rockbridge Road)
"I have much more confidence since the election, because now one party is not making all the decisions."
Rodney Camren (asked at LaSabrosita restaurant):
"Elections are always crazy, no matter what level of government you vote. This one seem to be one of change at all the levels of election. . . . As we move forward, I remind everyone, regardless of your candidate's win or loss, we are still a community. We are still Americans. We need you and your support and your support for those elected to office. As far as confidence in our elected leaders, it is our responsibility as citizens to continue working together to make our communities the best they can be and keep our elected officials accountable for their promises. Personally I feel that right now our elected leaders' primary focus should be getting America back on track with reducing unemployment, taxes and government spending. Local governments should focus on supporting their neighborhoods, infrastructure and school systems. If Americans can get back to work, keep their money and stop governmental wasteful spending, more Americans would be more confident in all levels of government. It starts locally first."
Evan Brown (asked at Lilburn City Park)
"I now have less confidence in all bodies of government after the election. The appalling lack of actual descriptive plans outlined by candidates gives me little confidence in their future governing decisions. Vauge promisses of lower taxes and balanced budgets are not real plans, they are simply ideals that are easier said than done. Georgia's new legislative body now has one of the highest Republican majorities of any time in the state's history, so I don't see how moving even further to the right will turn around the state's problems. I also don't think that the national Tea Party movement was anything more than the GOP's successful move to rebrand their formerly tarnished image, along with reinvigorating their base. The right wing has not changed enough over the last two years as to restore my lost confidence in them to practice the fiscal responsiblity they so regularly boast when campaigning."
Andrew Buford (asked at Mountain Park Aquatics Center)
"Even though Libertarians did not win, which is my party, I am happy that Republicans won because they would be the devil I choose out of the two. I'm a Ron Paul kind of guy."
Keith Satterfield (asked at Mountain Park Park)
"A whole lot more than I used to."