Tuesday, August 6, 2013

If You Are Not Part Of The Solution...

If there is one thing on which most Americans agree it is that they are tired of the gridlock in Washington.  And every opinion poll out there clearly shows that a vast majority of Americans place the blame for that gridlock squarely at the feet of Congress.
Apparently House Republicans feel that they are above such criticism.
The AP reports that the House Republicans “will take a carefully orchestrated, staunchly anti-Washington campaign to the voters this month, blaming President Barak Obama and his fellow Democrats for Americans’ unhappiness with government.”
Prior to leaving for their August recess, all 234 House Republican’s received a 31 page advisory kit titled: “Fighting Washington for All Americans.”  In this piece of fiction they will find gems such as a suggested op-ed piece titled: “Every day I serve in Congress, I work to fight Washington.”
This is what people often do when they don’t have a solution to a problem…they deflect blame onto someone else. 
Look at their record.  Time and time again whether it is on gun violence, immigration reform, tax reform, infrastructure or education, they offer nothing in the way of a solution.  Their mantra is always the same: No, No, No and No. 
Most of us are familiar with the saying: “If you are not part of the solution…you are part of the problem.”  Apparently House Republicans didn’t get that memo.
When it comes to government Republicans like to quote their idol, President Ronald Reagan (which is interesting because THIS Republican Party would have found Reagan far too liberal to have ever been nominated) who once said:  “Government is not the solution to our problems…government is the problem.”
Reagan’s words ring true when we look at the gridlock in Washington.  House Republicans do not have the solution to our problems…House Republicans are the problem.

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