Letters to the editor, February 4
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Updated: March 5, 2013 6:06AM
Congress is stymied, always running into a ‘Barack’ wall
In response to R.S. Luekens’ comments in Your Views on Sunday, Jan. 13: I must ask just what he expects from his Congress.
He complains about the government borrowing 40 cents of every dollar it spends in one paragraph, then, in another paragraph, he complains about Congress trying to hold the line on that borrowing and spending.
Then, he complains about Congress not passing a budget. The Democratic Senate and Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., haven’t passed one in three years, and $5 will get you $10 they won’t in the next three years.
We all know why, too. Change directions, he says. They run into a Barack — I mean brick — wall.
The bottom line is, the American people spoke in November and said they like this big spending. So, shame on Congress for trying to stop it.
Give up your conservative ways, they said. The president likes that, and he’s taking it to the bank.
Again in a news conference, he saw the signal flashing and set up another Barack — I mean brick — wall.
Give me the money, he said.
If you don’t, there will be no Social Security checks, and we won’t pay the military, etc., etc.
Not once did he mention holding up the politicians’ pay or any of their high-salary staffers.
It’s funny; the first things President Obama wants to cut are the poor people and the military.
I have to stop.
Samuel W. Towery
Congress should perform
or be fired by taxpayers
At a time when the people of our great nation openly display their disgust over many of the vested dealings of our government, apparently, that government still refuses to get the message.
Who runs this country, anyway?
If these politicians, from both parties, truly believe they are untouchable or in business for themselves, maybe they should consider employment in the private sector. After all, that segment of society certainly owes them more than a few favors, considering Congress affluently bailed out many of them from financial problems of their own making, and at taxpayer expense!
Many taxpayers literally starved while those same congressmen dined and drank themselves into an inglorious stupor.
Maybe we should consider an amendment to our Constitution — one mandating that elected officials who fail to perform as promised or as expected immediately should get tossed out on their backsides — no pensions, no fanfare, and no ifs, ands or buts!
After all, if most of you performed as miserably as some of them do, how long would it be before you, too, were sacked?
H. Rick Tavares