I, for one, would like to have pushed a few officials off a cliff, from the White House through the halls of Congress. The fiasco of negotiations has certainly proven that Washington is no longer doing business as usual – that’s at least one promise kept! As bad as that was, it at least got some things done!
With all the talk, I don’t think I heard anything on obvious spending cuts: dealing with fraud, government waste, irrelevant projects and services and moving a lot into the private sector. That would have made a good start! That’s where we everyday folks start with our personal budgets. And on transparency, will we ever learn what hidden deals were done this time? Can we have another election? Please!
KARL A. FRINCKE Fort Wayne