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July 24, 2017

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Letter to the editor:

GOP can’t be the only one compromising

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Regarding Wednesday’s editorial, “One nation indivisible?”:

I wholeheartedly agree that our government needs to get down to work and find the common ground necessary to take care of the business at hand. However, your editorial makes it sound like it’s only the House Republicans who stand in the way.

The House of Representatives is called “the people’s house” for a reason, and we, the people, still gave our House an overwhelming majority. Sure, there is no mandate, but neither is there one for the Senate and the president.

Certainly, the House needs to compromise on some issues, but someone needs to remind President Barack Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid that they also need to compromise. Negations can’t succeed when the Democrats won’t even sit down without prior GOP acquiescence to raising taxes.

If they don’t, we will have four more years of gridlock, and without compromise, that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

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