Elections and maturity in today’s letters to the editor.
Pick of the day: Rid the House of obstructionists
Our country needs effective legislators who work responsibly to create jobs and reduce the deficit. Yet, the current U.S. House of Representatives has a dubious record: a debt-ceiling debacle resulting in Standard& Poor’s downgrade of the U.S. credit rating for the first time in history; 33 votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act; refusal to allow a vote on reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act; blockage of the American Jobs Act for more than a year; and failure to vote on the Farm Bill. This record is the result of the least productive two-year session since the end of World War II.
Every House seat is up for grabs in November. Before you go to the polls, review the record of the representative for your district. Does his voting record reflect a desire to serve constituents and country, or does it demonstrate he is more interested in promoting extreme party ideology and achieving personal political aspirations?
Next, examine his challenger’s positions and priorities. If you are dissatisfied with the obstruction and lack of progress of the last two years, vote on Nov. 6 to elect a legislator who will represent your interests and move our nation forward.