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December 31, 2013

We hear that gridlock in Washington is harmful....

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USABorn

Dec-31-13 2:42 AM

Amen Phil. As well as vacations in Hawaii that keep our Corruptician-in-Chief out of the District of Corruption!!!!

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eriklatranyi

Dec-31-13 5:03 AM

Let's not jump to conclusions....another vacation in Hawaii does not mean President Obama is still refraining from re-writing laws on his own.

Since liberals seem to approve, I can't wait until a Republican gets to do the same thing!

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gavinf56

Dec-31-13 5:15 AM

Good letter Phil. There was a good discussion on this very issue this past weekend on "Up With Steve Kornacki".

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Capricorn1

Dec-31-13 6:01 AM

Gridlock on Capitol Hill can be attributed to a weak leader in the White House. He is nothing more than a puppet for the democratic party.

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mikekerstetter

Dec-31-13 6:04 AM

I was watching a news program where that came up. I think it was Krauthammer being interviewed.

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ToTEXASfromPA

Dec-31-13 6:18 AM

Balance the federal budget. Reduce the federal debt. Reduce taxes.

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MrShaman

Dec-31-13 6:22 AM

"Today many believe that government isn't productive if it isn't passing laws that benefit one faction at the expense of another and that further intrude upon our liberties and freedoms." - Phil Underwood

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Still upset over that slavery-"thing", huh??

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hopeforfuture

Dec-31-13 6:34 AM

MrShaman- You seem to be intelligent with all of your see this and see that's you post. Why then do you stoop to such nonsense? No one here has ever owned a slave or even wanted to, use your brain.

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Ritty77

Dec-31-13 6:57 AM

Good letter, Phil.

Reminder: Don't feed the troll.

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hopeforfuture

Dec-31-13 7:02 AM

Sorry

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Steelman

Dec-31-13 7:05 AM

Even when they are working they still are not getting anything accomplished, besides costing tax payers a lot of money. The corruption is so deep I don't think it can ever be fixed. Left or right you can not believe one guy is causing a grid lock.

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mikekerstetter

Dec-31-13 7:23 AM

LOL, 1 post from Michael and, you guessed it, it's about race. Liberal argument 101- can't come up with a fact to refute a claim, throw in a claim of racism that has nothing to do with the subject at hand.

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Capricorn1

Dec-31-13 7:30 AM

Mike, we wouldn't expect anything less from the master of deflection. His comments went from being upsetting, to humorous, to just plain stupid and worthless. But it keeps him entertained so let him enjoy his first amendment rights like a drunk relative at a family picnic.

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GoBB62

Dec-31-13 8:13 AM

I always thought of him as the crazy relative that people invite only during the holidays.

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CarlHiller

Dec-31-13 8:13 AM

I'm celebrating gridlock all year long. Gridlock should be a national holiday. All joking aside Phil you are correct, I have been saying this for a number of years, gridlock does no harm and is beneficial for Americans of all stripes. When there is gridlock there is no harm done. Bi-partisanship is good for politicians and lobbyists but gridlock is good for America. Bi-partisanship is simply a code word for sticking it to the American people, just look at the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012. A truly bi-partisan bill that is hurting those who live in flood prone areas. The consequences of this bill will affect and hurt every homeowner and taxpayer.

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JerryfromRI

Dec-31-13 8:26 AM

I wonder if the folks hoping for flood insurance relief share Phil's celebration of grid lock.

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MrShaman

Dec-31-13 8:27 AM

MrShaman- You seem to be intelligent with all of your see this and see that's you post. Why then do you stoop to such nonsense? No one here has ever owned a slave or even wanted to..." - hopeforfuture

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So...what YOU'RE saying is...not ALL things (the government does)..."that benefit one faction at the expense of another"...are a "bad"-thing, right??

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MrShaman

Dec-31-13 8:35 AM

"Even when they are working they still are not getting anything accomplished, besides costing tax payers a lot of money." - Steelman

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C'mon...c'mon...ya' gotta give the House Class O' 2010 a "little" credit...for hu$tling OTHER T-Baggers into voting for them!!!! After all...how many OTHER people have benefited from proclaiming (right from the START) they would perform ZERO duties, for their generous-salaries??!!! Only (other) T-Baggers would see that as economically-practical!!!

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underwood

Dec-31-13 9:23 AM

Perhaps some of the critics of gridlock could explain to us just what they would like to see government accomplish. I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting though; they only seem capable of being critical of their opponents. Expressing there own ideology is completely foreign to them.

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JohnZook

Dec-31-13 10:09 AM

Finally a "tea-bagger" comment Sham, but what about Porky Limbaugh (that's what he would say) and all the rest. You're slippin' in your old age.... You must be missing your "Commies Anonymous" meetings.

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Steelman

Dec-31-13 10:34 AM

Obama’s, America’s first openly Marxist president, was willing to negotiate with Iran and Syria, but not with the GOP. Liberals continue to blame Republicans for the Democrat-ordered government shutdown and to punish the American people.

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enigma

Dec-31-13 11:27 AM

I agree Phil, but I would go one step further. What they really should be doing is repealing laws. We already have far too many stupid laws, so getting rid of them is much more important than passing new ones.

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DavidBross

Dec-31-13 11:27 AM

It is important to remember that the Constitution was written when life moved much slower and weeks, even months, were required to send a message and receive a reply. Life moves much faster now and requires 24/7 attention to keep up with it. Gridlock has a much more significant, and negative, impact on events now than it did in the early 1800s. Another way to put is that more happens in a week that must be dealt with than what happened in a year 200 years ago.

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DeanWormer

Dec-31-13 11:44 AM

Somalia is a good role model. Laissez faire works!

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JerryfromRI

Dec-31-13 12:44 PM

I'm curious to know if Phil supported the Iraq war.

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