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Sat., March 9, 2013, midnight

Labrador wants gridlock

Rep. Raul Labrador has revealed his true anti-democracy colors. He was quoted in the New York Times as saying that he was frustrated with his fellow Republican leader of the House, Speaker John Boehner. He said it was “a huge concern” that Boehner would bring to a vote any legislation that would require Democrats to agree.

Labrador wants gridlock. He wants to block even considering any legislation that can’t pass with Republican-only votes. He is against bipartisanship. He is against the concept of majority rule, and believes in using bullying tactics to get his way even if most Americans and most members of Congress disagree with him.

Shouldn’t we American voters expect more of our representative in Congress than gridlock? Shouldn’t he be working to solve our country’s problems, not blocking constructive legislation that both Democrats and Republicans can support?

Justin StormoGipson

Coeur d’Alene

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