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DEBT: A downside to divided Congress

Letter by Mike Hirko, Gig Harbor on Nov. 22, 2011 at 4:43 pm | 6 Comments »
November 23, 2011 9:25 am

It has long been held that a divided Congress is the best Congress because the houses balance each other out and neither party could get away with any significant change.

Unfortunately, we have now witnessed the downside of that philosophy with the failure of the supercommittee to reach and debt deal (TNT, 11-22),  and it couldn’t have happened at a worse time. With diehard Democrat and Republican voters blindly voting their ideological line, the independent voter holds the key to get this country moving again.

As repugnant as it sounds, perhaps the answer lies in no longer splitting our ballot based on candidate qualifications and, instead, forcing ourselves to take the bad with the good and vote completely down a single party line. One thing is certain: Re-electing the present Congress will not move this country forward.

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