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November 1, 2013

READERS' FORUM: Nov. 1, 2013


We need relief from Congress

Have you had enough of deja vu all over again with our so-called representative government? They all have to be marksmen because they shoot themselves in the foot at every opportunity. They continue down the path of no regard for the American public that elected them. Where is the common sense negotiator that accepts what is law and makes the effort to solve the glitches and inequities? Who can we name that is making the proper effort to resolve issues that will benefit us?

We need representation that will not close schools but enhance education, that will not make a priority of excess spending but make adjustments as necessary. Why should we deny health care to our weak and elderly and send billions to countries that tolerate us at best? When will we truly be the first consideration of government?

We have outgrown the idiot government that has served us well to this point. Technology is the answer to replacing the Boehners and Pelosis that only survive by roiling the political waters. Consider if you could look at your TV for 15 minutes daily and see current issues and vote on them on your phone. You would have a true voice in your future. What if you could text your concerns daily at an alphabetically determined time? We have reached a point in time to replace Congress with a much smaller tabulation entity that counts the vote issues and responds appropriately.

The end of the arrogant, money-grubbing, insider-trading, lobbyist-serving, overpaid, self-serving bureaucrat should be very soon. Could we possibly balance the budget with the savings from their automatic raises, no pork barrel spending, their extreme health care and retirement benefits and the numerous other expensive perks they enjoy? We Americans deserve relief immediately.

— Ernest Garwood

Paris, Ill.

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