Letters to the Editor

Where’s Congress?

The Zika virus is spreading in Miami. Dr. Anthony Fauci — director of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institute of Health — said that he fears that the virus will spread to other parts of Florida and to Texas and Louisiana.

Meanwhile, our lawmakers in Congress are on vacation, while the mosquitoes and Zika spread. These “public servants” had an opportunity to avert this tragedy before they left Washington. But they played politics, instead.

Legend holds that Nero fiddled while Rome burned. Today, it appears, that we have an entire Congress of fiddlers. Is it any wonder that Americans are disenchanted with them?

Voters need to light a fire under these disengaged lawmakers and elect people who can work across the aisle for the benefit of America.

David Marsh, Bonita Springs

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