G : No! As a 24 year old I expect grown men who are 40 and actually seen how the United States to have evolved, I expect them to practically put their knowledge to use. I'm here to back good ideas. If I come up with one, I'll let you know. Sorry I don't have much political knowledge.
K. S.: Do you have a favorite presidential candidate at this point?
G : No, at this point I think they are all bought out.I think a lot of hands are tied especially when they are accepting money from people where here against. When every candidate has got multiple millions and millions of dollars from these people, I think they are going to what they tell them to do.
Amber (age: 24)
K. S.: Why are you here?
Amber: To protest, maybe get a change. It's the little things I would like to get to happen.
K. S.: What do you hope to accomplish by being here?
A : To see the world open her eyes. see what is going on. Because people look the other way.
K. S.: What changes would you like to see?
A : Probably, definitely for the better. To help. There is a lot about the government that I do agree with but it's the little things like where are they going to put the money for this budget. Why are they so overdrawn? Like they expect us to pay all of our bills, but they can't even balance a checkbook.
Why are there so many homeless people? Why are there so many people that don't have Medicare? They are just on the street dying because they can't afford the right medications.
K. S.: If Government don't have any money, How are they going to pay for all this?
A : This beautiful building (Austin City Hall) right here is made out of copper. Seventeen ($17) million dollars of copper just setting there on that roof. I mean, why can't they just put regular brick or glass on top of the building like all the rest of them? Why is the $17 million just setting there? You know $17 million dollars can feed so many people and help so many people out.
K. S.: Do you have any ideas as to how to accomplish these changes?
A :I figure we should get people that aren't as spoiled. Like if they mess up, if they go to jail they get a slap on the wrist. They can go drink and drive. They next day they are out of jail. Everything's fine, nothing on their record. Their spoiled and they know they are spoiled. They are getting paid all this money to do what? If they can't do their job, then we can't do it for them. So I figure if we pay them like normal people to help everything else and maybe have 2 or three people doing that one job so they can figure out different ways, then it will be okay.