Complaining won’t get the job done

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Editor:
Quite recently, I read that politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.

Have you ever wondered, if both Democrats and Republicans are against deficits, inflation and high taxes, then why do we have deficits, inflation and high taxes?

You and I don’t propose a federal budget. The president does.

We also lack the constitutional authority to vote on appropriations, the tax code or set fiscal policy. Congress does.

You and I do not control the monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does.

There are 100 senators, 435 congressmen, one president and nine Supreme Court justices.

Five hundred and forty-five human beings out of 300 million are directly, legally, morally and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.

The lobbyists have no legal authority to set policy for this country. All they can do is offer senators and congressmen bribes — and this they do.

The senators and congressmen do not have to accept those bribes, but quite often they do.

If the tax code is unfair, as it appears to be, it is because they want it to be unfair.

If the budget is in the red, it is because they want it in the red.

But there is one thing we 300 million Americans can do. We can vote, and we can stay informed, as to how our senators and congressmen vote on the bills before them.

Complaining won’t get the job done.

Staying informed and letting your senators and congressmen know that you are watching their voting records might just scare them into trying to do better for all of us.

If you dislike being out of a job (and who doesn’t), you can safely bet your elected representatives won’t like it either.

Hazel M. White
Stockport, Ohio

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