The Idaho Legislature cannot please everybody but it does manage in a bipartisan way to come together on the “people’s business.” This has occurred over the years under both Democratic and Republican governors. My wife Sheila and I had the opportunity to see this process in action when we served in the Idaho Legislature. However, what we see with Congress in Washington, D.C., now is profoundly different.
We watch with sadness as Congress is preoccupied with political bickering about issues that benefit no one and are only important to insiders in the Washington beltway.
Meanwhile, our national infrastructure is neglected. We need attention to our highways, bridges and airports. Health care, immigration and reform of our complex tax code also needs immediate action by Congress.
The Republicans (my party) have no excuse now. They have control of the White House and both houses of Congress. The “people’s business” has been neglected because of poor leadership in the House and the Senate. Shame on you.
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Dean E. Sorensen, M.D., Boise