Maybe now is time for a real third party
In Marty Russell’s column of the Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, edition of the Daily Journal, he blamed the Republicans for the nation’s partial shutdown. While I applaud his humor he should stick to commenting on astrology.
Since I am an independent, I feel I can criticize either party at any given time, and have been critical of both parties many times, but in this case I have to blame the Democrats. The president made the statement, “I will not compromise,” basically saying, “It’s my way or no way.” This is not a very smart thing for any president of the United States to say because with a two-party form of government with each party having different views, the only way for the government to function with any degree of efficiency is through compromise.
This past Sunday while the House was trying to come up with an acceptable bill, the Senate members were at home enjoying a day off. The House sent to the Senate four different bills and the president’s puppet, Harry Reid, immediately said “NO” to each bill, which I doubt he even read. As of this writing the president has finally decided to meet with congressional leaders in an effort to work something out to end the shutdown.
I am sure there will be some who will disagree with my opinions, and I respect their opinions. Yet, with the requested debt ceiling increase deadline approaching why are the Democrats not willing to at least match the requested increase with like cuts in spending? This could be achieved by cutting non essentials in an ever growing government.
With all the turmoil both parties have caused in the past few years, maybe now is the time a third party could make inroads in becoming a party with clout.
Earnest F. Streit
Saltillo, MS 38866