Congress must do job we pay for

The Washington Times Weekly - - Letters To The Editor - THOMAS J. PIERPOINT SR. Lake Ridge, Vir­ginia

Con­sid­er­ing the very sub­stan­tial growth of the econ­omy and job num­bers this year, Pres­i­dent Trump and Congress should keep up the good work.

As the late Bri­tish Prime Min­is­ter Mar­garet Thatcher said: “There are sig­nif­i­cant dif­fer­ences be­tween the Amer­i­can and Euro­pean ver­sion of cap­i­tal­ism. The Amer­i­cans tra­di­tion­ally em­pha­size the need for lim­ited gov­ern­ment, light reg­u­la­tions, low taxes and max­i­mum labour-mar­ket flex­i­bil­ity. Its suc­cess has been shown above all in the abil­ity to cre­ate jobs, in which it is con­sis­tently more suc­cess­ful than Europe.” And Congress and all of us should take into ac­count Mrs. Thatcher’s ob­ser­va­tion from ex­pe­ri­ence: “The prob­lem with so­cial­ism is that you run out of other peo­ple’s money.”

His­tor­i­cally and world­wide we Amer­i­cans are noted as self­s­tarters, cre­ators and achiev­ers, not a na­tion of lunkheads look­ing for and ex­pect­ing hand­outs.

So to those seek­ing hand­outs, we say, act your age. Be in­de­pen­dent and self-sup­port­ing.

To those in Congress: Get over your ha­tred, child­ish­ness, fool­ish­ness and ego trips. Do the job that “We the Peo­ple” pay you to do. For in­stance, hun­ker down each day and do things (such as the fed­eral bud­get) on time so that there is no yearly threat of gov­ern­ment clo­sure. You are be­ing paid to do good for the U.S., not cause trou­ble.

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