Pols in Washington need to act like adults

Dec 7 2012 - 3:58pm


The election of Barrack Obama for a second term for U.S. president included a vote of confidence in the ideas that were included during the campaign. The idea that the Republican-lead U.S. Congress should continue on with their efforts to cut the entitlements for Social Security, military benefits, Medicare and Medicaid were soundly defeated in the recent election, although the losing party has exhibited the blatant symptoms of "Romnesia" and that affliction is included in the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) as a pre-existing condition. The surprising thing about that idea is that the majority of the people voted against those ideas during the November election. The speaker of the house and his party seem to have a case of memory loss toward the planks of the Democratic Party.

The president told the world that he will not sign a bill that doesn't include a tax increase for the top 2 percent. The U.S. Senate has already passed a bill that maintains the lower tax levels for the 98 percent who have it now. The U.S. Congress just needs to pass it and send it to the president for his signature.

There are other parts of that bill, but the majority is concerning the middle and lower class citizens of the country. Why don't the Republicans at least pass that, and not hold the whole country hostage to their ill-conceived and unspecified plans? The politicians in Washington need to act like adults and get this country out of trouble.

Clifford Tornow



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