Money talks in Congress


I must protest Kathleen Parker’s assertion in her Aug. 6 column: “As everybody knows, Republicans are to blame.” I’m part of that everybody along with many other Americans, and we most certainly don’t know that. We object to her feeding unfair blame against any party where, in fact, the blame belongs to both equally.

Any well-informed person knows the good, bad and ugly of both the Democrats and the Republicans. In their mutually polarized positions, fed by out-of-place ideological passions and manipulated by the big money, our representatives have in fact exchanged representing the people of this great nation by representing any corporation and lobbyist with enough money to keep them going.

If all our representatives were employees of the private sector, they would have been fired a long time ago for corruption or incompetence. That is the calamity we live.

Fernando Gallo, Miami

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