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POLITICS: Get to work for good of the country

Letter by Bob McKelvey, Tacoma on July 5, 2011 at 1:31 pm | 14 Comments »
July 5, 2011 2:34 pm

Re: “Minnesota shutdown prompts blame game” (TNT, 7-2).

It seems that in all walks of life lately the first instinct of parties with opposing views is to point fingers, assign blame and/or otherwise denigrate the other side. It’s as if they all subscribe to Mark Twain’s observation, “The rule is perfect: In all matters of opinion our adversaries are insane.”

No one seems to be able to agree on anything. In professional football and basketball leagues the owners and players are at odds over revenue sharing. In politics there have been many pitched battles over how to solve various problems. Precious few are solved by bipartisan negotiations.

Our country faces dire consequences brought on by the profligate spending of both parties. We are deeper in debt than at any other time in our history. Our credit with other countries gets shakier by the day.

Isn’t it time for our elected officials to look beyond party politics and get to work for the good of the country, rather than posturing for their constituencies?

As Rodney King once famously asked, “Can’t we all just get along?”

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