Dems should negotiate


Clear-thinking Americans understand the reason we are in this mess in the first place: President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid have failed to pass a budget. The inability to negotiate or break from ideology and adhere to fiscally responsible policies is precisely why we are here today.

Funding our country for eight years on a series of continuing resolutions while the federal debt has surpassed our gross domestic product is a recipe for bankruptcy. We cannot allow our country to be driven into the ground while the president and Reid pursue ideology over fiscal sanity.

Negotiate and pass a budget. The president does not have a mandate. If he did, he would control the House. This isn’t just about Obamacare, it is about the solvency of our country and the future of our children.

Carl F. Paulsen Jr., Miami Shores

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