The less they do, the bet­ter off we are

The Washington Times Weekly - - Letters To The Editor -

Re­cently there has been a lot of talk in and around Congress and the nation con­cern­ing the pos­si­bil­ity of grid­lock in Congress as if it were bad for the nation.

I of­fer an­other view on grid­lock. Take a look back over the past 30 years or more and try to fig­ure out how the nation got $120 tril­lion in debt be­fore it be­came known as a dis­as­ter. My po­si­tion is that if woulda, coulda, shoulda ap­plied more grid­lock then, we would still be the rich­est and strong­est coun­try in the world. We would not be in a re­ces­sion/de­pres­sion and would not be fac­ing bank­ruptcy.

I for one ad­vo­cate more grid­lock un­til we clear out some of the over­grown un­nec­es­sary agen­cies such as the Ed­u­ca­tion Depart­ment with its too many em­ploy­ees and re­sults that are poorer with ev­ery pass­ing year, fol­lowed by the En­ergy Depart­ment, which has 12,000 em­ploy­ees or more and doesn’t pro­duce one bar­rel of oil but does hand out a lot of sub­sidy money. Of course I would elim­i­nate the EPA as well.

This is just a start. If the nation lapses into bank­ruptcy, then all kinds of cuts will have to be made. D.G. An­der­son San Ma­teo, Cal­i­for­nia

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