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Compromise?

Published on -9/11/2013, 9:52 AM

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Compromise?

Really? Compromise on what, when it comes to politics?

Liberal Democrats love to have Republicans compromise, but that gesture never applies to them. Only their opponents need to give in. Beware when a lib calls for Republican lite.

What do those liberals want us to compromise on? Maybe, instead of adding another 10 trillion to our national debt, how about just adding another 5 trillion? Instead of growing government by, let's say, another 50 percent maybe we can just add more agencies, workers, mandates, and regulations by 25 percent. Instead of putting 75 percent of America on food stamps, shall we compromise at 60 percent?

How about we cut abortions from 1.5 million a year and let's just do 1.3 million. Would that make liberal Democrats happier about Republicans? Would libs be happy if a law was passed that when God is used in the public square, Allah gets equal time?

Liberal Democrats will never be completely happy until they control the whole enchilada, and maybe not even then since America conservatively (Christianity, capitalism and Constitution) is such an evil thing to begin with. Isn't transforming America what Obama is all about, therefore, why any spending limits at all, abortion on demand, taxes and more taxes, etcetera.

Wasn't President George W. Bush, in many ways, a compromiser? So where did that get us? We got more debt, bigger government and some other liberal agendas. A lot of good that did this country and now it's ten times worse.

Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid don't compromise on anything. For example, when ObamaCare was passed a few years back Republicans had all kinds of proposals to improve our health care, only to fall on deaf ears, and now we have a train wreck that in and of itself could ruin this country forever.

On Aug. 20, this paper had a lengthy editorial about our U.S. House of Representative Tim Huelskamp. As I paraphrase, the editorial read that we will know exactly what Huelskamp stands for. To me personally, that sounds like a pretty good thing.

The editorial said Huelskamp was on a mission to fight for American values. I would sure hope most of us are all for that. It goes on to say that from the get go this guy was going to buck the system in Washington if elected. He was even going to take on the Republican leadership.

Stop and think about this for a moment readers. The approval rating of Congress is as low as it has been in our history and that is mostly due to liberal Democrats, but neither are moderate Republicans blameless. As we speak, House Speaker John Boehner's approval rating all of a sudden has plummeted. And, it's in the tank no doubt because he appears to lean toward compromising on a number of key issues.

The editorial continued with a few more accolades regarding Huelskamp's persona, but then attacked him for failure to be a compromiser.

The bottom line to my letter is "thank God for the likes of Huelskamp." This country is on the verge of collapse on a number of fronts. We need representation in D.C. that bucks the Democrat and Republican establishment. Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Mike Lee, Michele Bachmann and a few others are doing the same.

The fact of the matter is that Congress has such a low approval rating because our nation's capital is about what the politicians want and not what voters want. Poll after poll shows the majority of Americans are opposed to virtually all of Obama's agendas, therefore, why compromise? Makes no sense to me.

Les Knoll

Victoria and Gilbert, Ariz.

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