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Sunday, Apr 20, 2014
Letter of the Day

We deserve better than this

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We simply can’t wait until the next election to get these politicians out of office. What they are doing currently borders on illegal. We talk about how ridiculous they are, but that’s not solving anything. They should be made to pack up their offices and leave. We should get some individuals in there who are knowledgeable, mature and have “common sense” and no personal agenda.

We need intelligent people who can work together toward a resolution. I know they’re out there.

Politics is a dirty business, but there was a time when most politicians had common courtesy, maturity and a desire to work diligently for their country. There was a time they were held accountable for what they did and didn’t do. There was a time when they actually worked for their constituents. I haven’t seen that in a very long time.

As a country we are so much better than this, and we deserve better than this from our leaders.

An article perhaps two years ago stated that about 1 percent of Americans are considered millionaires while 44 percent of the U.S. House are considered millionaires. Is anyone looking at that? Doesn’t that bother anyone? They are laughing all the way to the bank, and we have millions unemployed, homeless and hungry. This has to stop now. They are digging us deeper and deeper into incredibly tough times.

We have to find a way soon to solve our problems. I’m afraid we can’t wait until the next election.

Kathleen Doyle

Tampa

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