Bipartisan solutions

2011-05-05T00:00:00Z Bipartisan solutions Santa Maria Times
May 05, 2011 12:00 am

Like my fellow Americans, I am deeply concerned about our nation’s financial future. Our country will face a fiscal catastrophe if Washington can’t address our crushing debt.

Fortunately, some in Congress understand the urgency.

For months, a bipartisan group of senators known as the Gang of Six has been working to produce a comprehensive plan to address the ballooning deficit. Their approach has earned the backing of No

Labels, a new political group encouraging bipartisan problem-solving. The Gang of Six could issue their proposal soon, but already some on the left and right have begun their attacks.

As Congress weighs its next move in the weeks ahead, we need our leaders to demonstrate real courage and exercise political restraint. Let’s hope our representatives give the Gang of Six a fair hearing.

If not, we risk more hyper-partisan gridlock, which we can’t afford.

William Kennedy

Nipomo

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    Cbrown - May 05, 2011 8:46 am
    This country was formed with the full intent of partisan opposition. The present day problem of overspending is directly because of too much NON-PARTISAN cooperation for the expansion of government. All parties have worked together to make government bigger-to spend too much!

    Partisan gridlock is the framers plan for BLOCKING bad legislation. Being the party of “ NO!” is the best thing that could happen right now.

    As for the “No Labels” gang? The group is formed primarily of a bunch of liberal’s partisans who see the writing on the wall regarding the conservative mood of the nation. They have, once again, abandoned their true liberal identities and now are trying to pretend that they are NOT liberals that want to grow government. They are trying to hang on to power, anyway they can, by pretending to be “neutral”

    Very soon they will return to their liberal ways and spend your money to buy themselves votes. Best to ignore their ideas, vote them out of office and let the partisan gridlock keep government in check.

    That is the Founders plan for the way the Nation is supposed to work. They knew that politics was a dirty business and they never expected those involved to be “nice” to one another.

    When the liberal were in power, they most certainly weren’t known for playing nice? Do not be fooled by the No Labels crowd.

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