Bad Deals Look Pretty Good

Dear Editor,

So the congressional circus is now over and it’s time to at least at try to get to work. By hook and crook McCarthy got the leadership, but only by making what some people are calling bad deals. Let’s look at some of these “bad deals.”

Requiring 72 hours to read a bill before voting: Remember the Wicked Witch of the West’s comment, “You must pass the bill before you can find out what’s in the bill”? And how many times has Congress only had hours to read a bill before voting? This is a start on putting power back in the people’s hands.

An “open rule” on spending measures: This will eliminate the creation of omnibus bills where everything is rolled into one and it’s an all or nothing vote, which is where we get these wasteful pork barrel bills.

A hard line on debt limits: The (National Socialist) Democrat Party is probably apoplectic over this one. The $1.7 trillion budget recently passed probably would not have gone through if this were in place.

More members of the Freedom Caucus on the Rules Committee: I will admit this is a personal favorite, next to the 72-hour rule. I believe the Freedom Caucus is the closest thing we have to a true voice of the people in the House.

Reveal the salaries of government officials: They will try to hide this one so everybody needs to look for it and pay attention to it. Be prepared to have your blood pressure shoot through the roof.

One of the things has the potential for making life difficult but is necessary is the potential of shutting down the government (personally I don’t think that’s such a bad thing) due to spending limits on the budget. Here’s a suggestion on that; when they allow the government to shut down, these clowns don’t get paid. Bet that would change things.

These things, along with other concessions that were made, are a potential for returning power back to we the people. I know I sound like a broken record, but these people work for US! And we have allowed this to get to where it is now by being apathetic and not paying attention.

Now we need to start looking at the Senate and how to fix it. Maybe start with getting rid of the 17th Amendment.

Wake up, sheeple.

Carpe diem, America

Alan Marshall


Republicans Are Threat To Democracy

Dear Editor,

Last year, the American people rejected extreme election deniers up and down the ballot. But we were unable to win every fight, and a tremendous threat to our democracy remains: the MAGA Republican majority in the House of Representatives.

According to the Washington Post, over 70 percent of all House Republicans are themselves election deniers—135 incumbents voted against certifying the 2020 election and at least 27 freshman members ran on the big lie. They might hold the title of “representative,” but they have no intention of legislating on behalf of their constituents. They only care about helping their corporate donors and targeting anyone who has attempted to hold them accountable for attacking our democracy.

It’s up to us to call out their lies and conspiracy theories and fight back against their extreme agenda. I hope others will join me.

Kay Powers