Dose of re­al­ity

The Covington News - - Opinion -

Re­cently one mem­ber of our ed­i­to­rial board spent some time in the Wash­ing­ton D.C. metro area.

Af­ter vis­it­ing the area, we would like to rec­om­mend that in­stead of go­ing to Florida this year for your va­ca­tion and an­nual es­cape from re­al­ity, that you visit our na­tion’s cap­i­tal for the same ef­fect.

If you do that sooner rather than later, you will know why our elected of­fi­cials have no feel­ing for the thoughts and pains of the rest of the coun­try.

They and our pres­i­dent are truly liv­ing in a fairy tale world, where un­em­ploy­ment, be­cause of gov­ern­ment and union guar­an­teed jobs, is one of the low­est in the na­tion and the cor­nu­copia of ac­cess to ev­ery­thing is over­flow­ing.

All the shops are filled with buy­ers even on a Sun­day; the cost of hous­ing is steadily ris­ing. Traf­fic is bumper to bumper, and the metro sys­tem is filled to ca­pac­ity.

Two of the rich­est and pros­per­ous coun­ties in the na­tion are lo­cated in Mary­land and Vir­ginia, part of the lu­cra­tive D.C. sub­urbs.

If our elected of­fi­cials can’t see or feel peo­ples’ pain, they are not go­ing to be ef­fec­tive in im­prov­ing their lot.

Lately, this has been very ev­i­dent as our elected of­fi­cials strug­gle to do noth­ing.

Our leg­is­la­tors are liv­ing in fairy tale world that is be­ing sup­ported on the backs of the peo­ple of the real world of Amer­ica and un­less vot­ers can spring these folks out of this real fairy tale town they have cre­ated, we will fair no bet­ter that the last great Repub­lic of the world, the Ro­man Em­pire.

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