Congress vs. American people

 

The lawmakers are acting shamefully and viciously against our president and Americans.

They went out on recess after hastily passing legislation to fund the Federal Aviation Administration so that they could fly home without the long wait in lines and they still have in place the sequester that’s hurting so many.

They came back, not to pass the jobs bill, the budget or infrastructure spending, but to hold hearings on Benghazi, the so-called IRS and AP scandals and to attempt to repeal for the 38th time the Affordable Care Act while they neglect immigration reform and gun safety.

In all my adult years I have never witnessed such bias, hate, envy and, yes, racism toward a president. Americans should be outraged at what is going on in Washington. While so many are still struggling with unemployment and other needs, the lawmakers are playing politics while trying to take down our president — and they don’t care how many they hurt in the process. It is shameful, and oh, so sad!

Norma Irizarry, Cutler Bay

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