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Replace the toaster
To the editor:
When you buy a new toaster and it doesn’t work, you take it back and get a replacement. When you have an old toaster and it quits working, you replace it with a new toaster.
Well! The citizens of the United States have been toasted by a Congress that does not work and should be replaced.
The present Congress has been classified as the worst Congress in over 40 years. Experts say this Congress is dysfunctional and cannot be repaired.
The Democrats and Republicans hate each other with a passion and cannot agree on much except that they get nothing done.
When this Congress took office, their cry was jobs, jobs and more jobs for America. Congress has done nothing for the working class but put up roadblocks.
The present Congress loved this country so much they shot down the government. And what was accomplished? Eight-hundred-thousand federal workers and 400,000 civilian workers were out of jobs. Millions of dollars were lost to local business, motels, restaurants and gas stations. Then it cost an extra $24 billion to put things back in order. So why do we keep voting people back into office who hate America?
Then, after Congress, in their great wisdom, shut down the government, Standard & Poor downgraded the United States’ credit rating for the first time in this country’s history.
The mantra for the Republicans is, “Repeal, Repeal, Repeal.” But they have nothing to replace what they don’t want. They just waste time looking silly.
We, as taxpayers, spend over $100 million for Congress so they can hate each other and, it seems, hate America. Everyone in Congress now, Democrats and Republicans, should be fired. We, as American citizens, deserve better.
LaVon D. Brillhart