Time for change

Posted Friday, Mar. 07, 2014  comments  Print Reprints

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In recent months, U.S. Rep. Kay Granger voted twice to allow the nation to default on its debt.

The latest was last month, when 27 rational Republicans joined virtually all the Democrats to preserve America’s credit rating and our fragile economic recovery. Sandwiched between these two irresponsible votes was her vote in conjunction with Tea Party radicals to shut down the government, threatening our military, our defense workers and our seniors’ retirement income and healthcare.

When she went to Washington almost two decades ago Granger was seen as a pragmatic centrist, but each year she has aligned herself more closely with the most radical elements of her party. Simultaneously, she becomes less and less visible locally, more distant from her constituents and her district, her only focus being on ensuring her real-estate project keeps sucking up taxpayer dollars and providing her son a hefty paycheck.

We need a change.

— Chris Johnson, Fort Worth

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