Vote out the old guard

The Washington Times Daily - - Opinion -

Is no one in Congress lis­ten­ing to the peo­ple? It is in­com­pre­hen­si­ble that Congress and the pres­i­dent ap­proved the Pa­tient Pro­tec­tion and Af­ford­able Care Act of 2010. There is mount­ing ev­i­dence that the fis­cal im­pact of the law was un­der­es­ti­mated de­lib­er­ately and that a Demo­cratic Congress sold out the tax­pay­ers to buy votes from a cer­tain seg­ment of the pop­u­la­tion.

Congress aban­doned all fis­cal re­spon­si­bil­ity when it passed this law. How is it pos­si­ble, when the So­cial Se­cu­rity sys­tem is un­der ex­tra­or­di­nary strain, Medi­care and Med­i­caid are in se­ri­ous trou­ble, the baby boomers are en­rolling in these pro­grams in un­prece­dented num­bers and there are enor­mous bud­get deficits, that Congress would cre­ate an­other mon­strous wel­fare pro­gram?

The in­san­ity con­tin­ues. The old guard needs to be voted out. Cor­rup­tion and blind loy­alty to party pol­i­tics are de­stroy­ing this coun­try, and day af­ter day, week af­ter week, month af­ter month, the same pols stay in power and con­tinue to lay the ground­work for our destruc­tion. If you think the econ­omy is bad now, hang around, be­cause you haven’t seen any­thing yet if we al­low those in power to con­tinue.

Ev­ery mem­ber of Congress who voted for the Pa­tient Pro­tec­tion and Af­ford­able Care Act should be voted out of of­fice. Amer­i­cans must be sure to vote in state pri­maries and the gen­eral elec­tion in Novem­ber. JOHN HER­GEN­ROEDER Tow­son, Md.

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