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August 16, 2022

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Letter to the editor:

We must get along to make progress

Partisan bickering this summer about the debt deal and the near debt default by our government led to one bad event after another, and we seem to find ourselves lost in a labyrinth with hardly anyone agreeing on a solution. Many years ago a famous quarterback used to say in a commercial “Get real.” Even further back in political history, a vice president used to say that the media were the “nattering nabobs of negativity.”

Call it what you want but revenue has to be part of the solution. Someone saying he got 98 percent of what he wanted in a deal to me seems quite unbalanced. Get real!

Many voices out there — mostly on the right — say now is not the time to spend and get Americans back to work because “We can’t let future generations shoulder the burdening debt of our generation.” Bullocks!

Throughout history there have not been too many times when future generations have not been burdened by the debts of the present generation (be it wars, social programs, political decisions). Refusing to find a balanced solution to our problems, one party just crosses its arms and refuses to deal. Reminds me a lot of whiny kids at a party.

Get real! Quit listening to the nattering nabobs of negativity, and let’s move this country forward.

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