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For whom do they work?

April 19, 2017
Lehigh Acres Citizen

To the editor:

I see in the news that Hillary Clinton is once again entering the political fray. Her new slogan is, "Resist, insist, persist, enlist."

How this will help the people of the country today is a mystery. The politicians have lost sight of the fact that they work for the citizens of this country and not the other way around. The work production in Washington, D.C., is a log jam because of posturing and positioning of the Democrats, instead of identifying and mending the various problems and shortcomings.

However, this is not what we observe these days on the news.

The leaders of the opposition, Democratic Party Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. Nancy Pelosi, set a poor example of what it is to be a productive leader. Opposition on a party level is expected, but to impede every nuance of government initiative is outrageous and borders on becoming political terrorism.

The Democrats would be better served and respected if they actually were involved in the political process of needed legislation.

Their present position is one of obstruction and to what benefit? Surely the people will remember who wanted "this" or "that" investigated to the nth degree on matters of small import. The Democrats are bleeding in their attempt to excavate their own ingrown shards of anger.

On the other hand, the Republicans, filled with the euphoria of victory are all pounding their collective chests and vying for future endeavors, yet to be planned, and the unnamed pedestals upon which they may find a home for those future political trophies.

The once great rhetoric of our politicians has be reduced to mere water cooler conversation and useful legislation moves along at a pace that is slower than weight loss.

Joseph L. Kibitlewski

Cape Coral



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