The Dec. 8th editorial page made a lot of sense, not all of it in words.
Thomas Sowell says that President Obama uses the word "investing" a lot, when he really should say "spending." He would be better served and make more sense to use several other words, like "saving," "cutting","lowering," or even "eliminating."
Another thing on the page that makes a lot of sense without words is the political cartoon, showing the Republican elephant risking his life reaching out to a carefree Obama. To me this is a very real picture of the political situation in the U.S., and is so sad and unnecessary.
It is true that Obama won the election, but the last time I checked, our government has three branches. One of the two legislative branches is the House of Representatives. Our forefathers, in their great wisdom, divided up the duties and privileges of the branches. They gave the House the exclusive duty and privilege of writing bills of taxation.
Obama says he will not sign any bill that does not increase taxes on the "rich." What will he do if he just doesn't get such a bill, declare himself dictator and write his own bill?
It is past the time that the Republican-controlled House declared themselves equal partners in our government, faced up to the bullying Obama, and passed a thoughtful, fair, appropriate tax bill, cutting expenses we can possibly do without and send it to the Senate. The Senate, and Obama, could refuse it at their peril. If not the House, then who? If not now, when? This is not a popularity contest, it is a deadly serious business that will decide the survival of our nation as we know it.
While this action might send the nation over the so-called "cliff," we could survive that, while if we give in to Obama and his tax increases, spending freedoms, and all the other goodies his administration can think up, it could well prove totally and finally disastrous.
It is high time somebody puts on the brakes before we go over a much bigger and more final monetary cliff. When we reach the point of no return where all government income cannot pay for even vital responsibilities-plus interest on our ever-larger national debt who will be there to save us? China?
Eugene H. Sellers
Submitted by Virtual Newsroom