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posted: 11/13/2012 4:40 AM

Stop fighting and solve some problems

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After the recent election, I have some advice for the two parties.

First, for the Democrats: You won, so I guess you have less to do than the other guys. You keep saying you are the party of the middle class, but I don't see much evidence of it. All we have from you is an unfunded Obamacare health care system that does nothing for most of the middle class except raise our taxes. And please stop giving us additional social welfare programs like the Lifeline cellphone program, a $1.5 billion boondoggle that gives a free cellphone and minutes to no one in the middle class. People may have a right to decent health care, but they certainly don't have a right to free cellphones at the expense of the middle class.

As for the GOP, the party of Lincoln, Eisenhower and Reagan has become the party of crabby middle-aged and old white men, and that's about it. Please stop telling me how tax breaks to the filthy rich are going to help the country. And please, please stop giving us candidates like Joe Walsh, Todd Akin in Missouri, and Richard Mourdock in Indiana. These guys are trying to distinguish between illegitimate and legitimate rape, and trying to convince us that even when a woman is raped it is a blessing from God. Don't they realize how stupid they sound to us? Republicans seem to want to keep the government out of everything in people's lives, except women's bodies.

This party really needs to come back to the middle, not get even more to the right.

As for both parties, we elected you to solve problems -- not fight -- so get to work and start solving those problems. There are certainly enough of them.

Gary Koca

Pingree Grove

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