Elec­tion of­fers chance to elim­i­nate grid­lock

The Ambler Gazette - - OPINION -

To the Ed­i­tor:

Four years ago, Barack Obama was elected pres­i­dent. ko­r­mally, he would have four years to get his pro­grams through Congress and hope­fully im­prove the things that are wrong in this coun­try. Pos­si­bly be­cause of the ar­ro­gance of kancy Pelosi and Harry Reid in com­bi­na­tion with Oba­macare, a Repub­li­can Congress was elected two years later. I

didn’t vote for Obama nor did I like the way they put through his health care pro­gram. The ma­jor­ity of the coun­try voiced their opin­ion of not want­ing any­thing to do with this health care pro­gram but they shoved it down our throats with lit­tle dis­cus­sion and no com­pro­mise. For the last two years, gov­ern­ment has been in grid­lock be­cause the Republicans’ main agenda is get­ting rid of Obama and they don’t care about any­thing else, in­clud­ing Amer­i­can cit­i­zens. I don’t know which party is worse.

I’m sorry, I can’t blame any pres­i­dent for a bad or good econ­omy ex­cept Jimmy Carter and his zero-base bud­get­ing pol­icy, which gave us al­most 10 per­cent un­em­ploy­ment, 16 per­cent mort­gage in­ter­est rates and dou­ble digit in­flDWiRn. 7RGDy’V HFRnRPy prob­lem is from cor­po­rate greed and mort­gage com­pa­nies that would give a mort­gage to any­one. Bill Clin­ton was the luck­i­est pres­i­dent ever. He rode the wave of the In­ter­net ex­plo­sion that gave the econ­omy an enor­mous boost. de­orge W. was the un­luck­i­est pres­i­dent since 1941. He barely got his feet wet and 9/11 came along and as you know we suf­fered a se­vere blow not just to the econ­omy but to loss of life and the feel­ing of se­cu­rity. I may be the only one, but I think he han­dled the sit­u­a­tion prob­a­bly as good as any­one could have pos­si­bly done. I don’t fault him for any­thing he did and a lot of peo­ple don’t re­al­ize what other good pro­grams he pushed through.

As far as Mitt Rom­ney goes, I don’t know which one is run­ning for pres­i­dent: the one cam­paign­ing or the one de­bat­ing. He and Paul Ryan scare me with their pro­pos­als.

If you want Barack Obama, you have to give him a Demo­cratic Congress or we will have four more years of grid­lock. I think they can tweak the health care pro­gram and make it good for ev­ery­one.

It’s up to you. Robert A Tos­sona

Blue Bell

4. Will work through con­fliFWV fiUVW XVinJ GiSORPDFy rather than mil­i­tary op­tions?

5. Will ask mil­lion­aires to pay their fair share of taxes?

6. Will do more to pri­va­tize So­cial Se­cu­rity and Medi­care?

7. Will sup­port the Af­ford­able Care Act?

8. Will not gut en­vi­ron­men­tal reg­u­la­tions that pro­tect our wa­ter and air?

9. Will be ag­gres­sive in en­forc­ing bank­ing reg­u­la­tions to pre­vent an­other Wall Street de­ba­cle?

10. Will not lie and dis­tort the facts to make po­lit­i­cal points?

11. Will not en­cour­age ra­cial ha­tred through in­cen­di­ary words or slurs?

12. Will main­tain the sep­a­ra­tion of church and state?

What are the changes that Republicans will think that these are worth­while is­sues?

Who do you trust? Judy Hughes

Blue Bell our ef­forts to put fresh, or­ganic pro­duce into the hands of community mem­bers who have lim­ited ac­cess to these crops. We were able to do­nate 200 pounds of non­per­ish­able and 36 pounds of per­ish­able pro­duce to the Mat­tie k. Dixon Community Cup­board as a re­sult of do­na­tions from peo­ple who at­tended our event.

Spe­cial thanks to the Tem­ple Univer­sity Ambler staff who as­sisted us in mak­ing this event pos­si­ble and to the judges of our gar­lic cookoff: Chef Kaylin Miska of For­est & Main Brew­ing Co., Chef Peter Kaiser of McMe­namins Tav­ern and Chef Alexan­dra Fries of Earth - Bread + Brew­ery. Thank you also War­ren Holtz­man and Jesse Daniels from Iron­works StuGiR IRU WKH PDJnifiFHnW KRSV trel­lis, thank you to all who at­tended our event and thank you to those listed be­low for yRXU UDIflH GRnDWiRnV:

Ambler dolf Shop, Ambler Skateshop, Brit­ting­ham’s Ir­ish Pub & Res­tau­rant, Bil­liJo Far­ren, the D’Agostino fam­ily, D’Agostino’s Car­pets, Dragon’s Den, Earth - Bread + Brew­ery, Fireside Bar & drille, Food for All, For­est & Main Brew­ing Co., dalaxy Hy­dro­pon­ics, Hadley Howe, Horticultural So­lu­tions Inc., Ju­lia’s on the do Deli, McKeev­ers Tav­ern, McMen­namins Tav­ern, the O’Brien Fam­ily, Primex, Rhodes dar­den, Robert­son’s Flow­ers, Sew Vin­tage, Sweet us­cape Hair Sa­lon, Twisters Yoga & Fit­ness and Wild Shep­herd Farm.

Judy Endi­cott John Paul Endi­cott Memo­rial Com­mit­tee

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