1:15 PM CST, January 10, 2013
I just read your editorial, "Another cliff ahead?" (Jan. 4).
Please understand Washington does not do anything these days unless it's forced to. The only leverage to get Democrats on board to have a serious discussion on our debt and the slowing of spending growth (calling it cuts is a joke) in the future are issues like the debt ceiling. You agree that we have a debt problem (as do most Americans), but do not want the Republicans to use the debt ceiling as leverage, then I have a question for you and your colleagues.
How then? Please provide your ideas on how we get Washington to address the real issue — spending and debt. Please be specific! Actions, time frames and expected outcomes would be appreciated.
Your ideas would be a terrific read for all of us and maybe, just maybe, someone in Washington can read too.
It is very easy, as you have chosen, to blame, point fingers and take sides. Now is the time for your thoughts on real solutions that you would support.
Please be part of the solution and not the ongoing Washington problem!