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posted: 11/30/2012 5:00 AM

It's Congress' job to compose bills

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The day after President Obama is re-elected, Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell states: "Now it's time for the president to propose solutions that actually have a chance of passing the Republican-controlled House of Representatives and a closely divided Senate, step up to the plate on the challenges of the moment, and deliver in a way that he did not in his first four years in office."

The Washington Times prints: "Mr. Boehner also signaled that any deal that brings in new money to the government would have to include changes to entitlement programs such as Medicare and Medicaid, which take up an ever-increasing share of government spending."

The arrogance of the GOP is mind boggling. The president does not compose bills that the Republican Congress then passes. These legislators need to get off their rear ends and work with the rest of Congress to compose a bill that the president will sign!

Sen. McConnell needs to understand that he represents the people of the state of Kentucky, Speaker John Boehner represents the people in a single district of Ohio, and neither of them represents all the wealth of Wall Street and wealthy international corporations.

Klaus Trieb

Hoffman Estates

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