A quote by U.S. Rep. Roger Williams explains a lot about the naïveté of many of our congressional representatives (See Friday commentary “When a compromise deal doesn’t deserve to be applauded”).
He wrote: “If I ran my business the way we run our government, I would have been forced out of my industry and my reputation would have soured long ago.”
A federal government is not a car dealership, and many complicated factors and compromises must be considered by both sides in Congress when considering the budget.
Yes, the level of our federal debt is alarming. However, debt cannot be erased overnight. A wise legislator knows this and also realizes there are no perfect solutions to the problems facing the U.S.
Dennis Meals, Fort Worth
I’m confused about which CNBC debate The New York Times writers watched Wednesday evening.
It certainly wasn’t the debate I saw, and their reporting of the event only further illustrates the profound liberal bias of The Times and the mainstream media.
The terms they used — “sharpened attack lines,” “assailed,” “ripped,” “free-for-all” — were descriptions chosen to make the GOP candidates look like arguing, mindless, out-of-control children.
The debate I saw was the exchange of 10 different approaches to help get our country back on track. What I saw and most appreciated was Sen. Ted Cruz telling it like it is.
Americans don’t trust the media. The moderators tried unsuccessfully to provoke fights among the candidates.
Cruz got the loudest applause of the evening when he reminded the almost embarrassed-looking moderators, “This is not a cage match.”
I saw a whole different debate — one in which CNBC was the biggest loser.
I don’t think Jeb Bush is really up for running for president.
I believe he was “coaxed” by his dad and bro to further the Bush family’s political dynasty.
There are other things he would rather be doing. Cutthroat is not his style.
June Coleman, Fort Worth