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July 20, 2017

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letter to the editor:

Congress acts as a check on president

The writer of the Saturday letter “John Boehner should be fired” doesn’t seem to understand the duty of Congress.

The duties she says of working with the president are valid, but at times it is very important that lawmakers act as a check and balance to stop bad legislation. When there was a solid Democratic House and Senate after President Barack Obama pushed his Affordable Care Act, it was passed by the majority party without being read entirely by most, if not all, of the members.

The letter writer should be pleased that we don’t have a dictatorship in our country where any bad piece of legislation can be passed.

She obviously doesn’t agree with Boehner’s politics, but she should remember his job isn’t to rubber-stamp all the policies of the president.

To say you are furious about members of Congress not doing the job they were elected to do is a short-sighted. Maybe they are working hard at times to stop bad legislation that will take more of your freedoms away.

The writer saying she will never vote for the Republican Party for the rest of her life makes me question whether she ever has in the past.

When she made the following statement about Obama, she lost all credibility: “I suspect the color of his skin plays a large part.”

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