Off the 99 has rarely taken the show to the streets to find out what's in the hearts and minds of Mercedians. This week, the Sun-Star tried something new and hit downtown Merced and the Save Mart parking lot on G Street to get a sense of some of the important philosophical thoughts floating through people's minds.
We asked one question, "what should be the role of government" followed by a series of follow-up up questions to people on the street. The result, a sound collage of various opinions of how the government should be involved in our lives. The majority of people expressed dissatisfaction over the current administration and felt we would be better off with a little less government.