The Norman Transcript

Opinion

October 20, 2013

Fiscal control a bipartisan problem

NORMAN — Editor, The Transcript:

Saturday’s “independent columnist” wanted to hurt Obama, but his interesting quotation of Senator Obama in 2006, opposing Bush’s push to raise the debt ceiling, cuts through some of our incorrect ideas about the two parties. Yes, both do worry about the deficit and the debt; fiscal control is a bipartisan problem.

We just need to elect people capable of deciding with each other exactly what sacrifices we must make.

Being the world’s policeman has been a big chunk of the budget for more than a decade, and we all seem to be learning how futile that is.

Remember Romney’s healthcare reform as governor of Massachusetts? A powerful sign that goodwill isn’t the exclusive characteristic of a single party, either. (Current despair over initial sign-up glitches won’t last forever, and we have a populace very accustomed to temporary frustration with computers.)

As for Obama’s present determination: Giving in to tyrannical control by a few ideologues, willing to sabotage normal government functioning to get what they want, would not stop there.

CONNIE ANDRUSS

Norman

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