Work­ing to­gether ne­ces­sity for get­ting things done

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OMG, am I dream­ing or what? Two head­lines in the North­west Arkansas Demo­crat-Gazette on Aug. 2 read: “Bi­par­ti­san group to work on health law,” and “Democrats of­fer tax-re­vamp help.”

The R’s and D’s work­ing to­gether to ac­tu­ally ac­com­plish some­thing — isn’t that what they are sup­posed to be do­ing in the first place?

So many of us are so tired of the petty squab­bling and im­ma­ture in­fight­ing dis­played by those we elect to rep­re­sent us. I’m no wizard, but I have been ad­vo­cat­ing for a long time now that the most sen­si­ble ap­proach to fix­ing the Af­ford­able Care Act is to iden­tify those ar­eas that are bro­ken and fix them. Duh.

Re­gard­ing re-vamp­ing the tax code, just like fix­ing the ACA, a bi­par­ti­san ef­fort is what is nec­es­sary here as well.

Maybe, just maybe, these folks in D.C. have fi­nally wo­ken up and re­al­ized that to ac­com­plish some­thing they are go­ing to have to work to­gether. Hal­lelu­jah. PETE RATHMELL Garfield

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