Just say no to both parties; both worthless

Tue, 05/09/2006 - 4:07pm
By: Letters to the ...

What is going on in Washington, D.C.? The borders are wide open and we have 13-15 million illegal aliens in this country and what is the first thing our elected officials think of? They take a hiatus for Easter. They’ll worry about the border after they get back from their vacation.

We’re paying big bucks at the pump (and I do believe in a free market) and what happens with our elected officials? They’re talking about giving you $100 (which is probably taxable so they’ll get $20 back) and they’ll continue the talk about the fuel in June. You guessed it: after the Memorial Day hiatus.

And you wonder why only one in four people in country have faith in Washington, D.C.

The $100 per taxpayer is an insult. If this is the Republican (Westmoreland, Isakson and Chambliss) idea of solving the fuel problem, we sure don’t need them in Washington. Any idiot can throw money around.

Any sane individual with an ounce of brain power would tell you the first thing you have to do to stop the hordes of people coming across our borders is to close those borders.

Well, from where I’m sitting, it doesn’t look like anyone in Washington has that ounce of brain power. McCain and Kennedy come up with some ungodly convoluted plan to handle every immigration problem from the Rio Grande to the Canadian border and from sea to shining sea.

And it ain’t about amnesty, stupid! Talk about an ounce of brain power! We are in really bad trouble if this is what happens when a Republican and a Democrat come to grips on a problem.

I guess I’m a little dense. I always thought the party in power was the party that decided what would be on the agenda. I thought the Republicans controlled the White House, the Senate and the House, but it looks like the Democrats are the ones giving the orders.

What happened to all this rhetoric during the elections about keeping the Republicans in power? We voted them in and the Democrats are wheeling and dealing while the Republicans sit on the sidelines like the “See No Evil”, “Hear No Evil”, “Feel No Evil.”

The Republicans have controlled everything for the last six years and all they can show for their leadership is a tax cut that is destined to die in about four years unless they do something to make it permanent. Why haven’t the Republicans forced votes on all the critical issues facing our country?

At least we would know who is against the bills and who is for them. They say the Democrats don’t have an agenda. I submit to you the Republicans have never had an agenda.

Look at those candidates carefully come November. Don’t believe that just because they have an (R) or a (D) behind their name, you have to vote for them. Anyone voting a straight party ticket usually ends up with garbage for a representative. You might be better served if you looked beyond party affiliation.

It’s too bad a person can be elected/reelected to office by taking the majority of votes cast for him. In the general election, the number of voters not making a mark next to the name should also count as a ”no” vote. That way, the person would have to take a real 50 percent plus one to get into office.

Chuck James
Fayetteville, Ga.

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