Letters to the Editor

The real issues

The long, bitter election is over. We now need to concentrate on issues that are important to our country.

Critical national issues are ending the Iraq War, providing universal affordable health care, providing high quality low-cost education through college, providing a safe retirement for all citizens, lowering the national debt, providing campaign finance reform and an honest transparent voting system, ending taxpayer-financed shipping of jobs overseas, tax reform that benefits the middle class rather than the wealthy, raising the minimum wage and preventing terrorist attacks.

I recommend that we force the president and Congress to concentrate on these issues and not be sidetracked by partisan politics. It is a national disgrace that Congress held hearings on steroid use in baseball while Americans were dying in a misguided war. We can no longer afford to have politicians waste our power and money. The president and Congress can and must do better.

Phil Posson

Tulare

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