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Sun., Dec. 9, 2012

Republicans are stuck

I’m convinced most Republicans in Congress are stuck on dumb. Examples: Sen. Mitch McConnell wants to cut all entitlements instead of raising taxes on those making $250,000-plus, while 73 percent of Democrats, 63 percent of independents, and 39 percent of Republicans are against these cuts.

These are not entitlements; they are needs. In fact, 279 of these members of Congress signed a pledge with Grover Norquist to never vote for a tax increase. Grover’s the guy who is nothing more than an ATM for these congressional “no” club members, and does nothing but feed their re-election fund.

President Bill Clinton left a deficit-free country in 2000, and it took President George W. Bush only eight years, two wars, and a tax cut for his rich cronies to run us off the fiscal cliff. Never heard a peep from House Speaker John Boehner, McConnell, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers or House Majority Leader Eric Cantor then.

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan tried to save us from ourselves and lost, 51 percent to 47 percent. Surprise. Give the party back to the original GOP and forget the right-wing nuts.

Get over the election, and get back to helping people and rebuilding America.

Ed Hollow

Spokane Valley

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