It is time for the House to work with the President
John Andrew Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives, should understand that half of America does not belong to the wealthy and half of this great country does not belong to the middle class and the poor; we are all united for the common good and purpose to make this great nation work for all. In this modern world in which we all live, paying our fair share of taxes should not divide us.
In my opinion, it is an insult to the intelligence of all Americans when John A. Boehner made the claim that half of the people in America making over $250,000 are small business owners; and therefore should not pay more taxes. This claim does not hold water; many of the small business owners, Republicans and Democrats, voted to re-elect President Obama.
It is time for Speaker Boehner to stand up to the right wing elements in the House of Representatives. The voters that gave President Obama a second term are very much aware of the stonewalling that existed in President Obama's first term; the right wing elements wanted Obama to fail to prevent a second term. Obama won; and it's time for the House of Representatives to restore some trust by working for the people to avert the "Fiscal Cliff."
It is in their hands to undo their damage.
West Dennis, Mass.
Should we all work for government agencies?
My work experience has been in both the private sector and the public sector.
Politicians have not explained why a project done in the private sector that may cost $1,750 can be done in the public sector for say $1,000.
Do they believe we should all work for government agencies to save money?
DANIEL G. CADIZ