Twain and Congress

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I'm not thrilled about our members of Congress. They argue on and on about whether to spend or to not spend.

People are losing jobs due to their inactivity. People are getting furloughed. The economy is barely moving forward.

Mark Twain said, "Kindness is the language the blind can see and the deaf can hear." Not our deaf and blind Congress, though. It can only resort to name-calling, finger-pointing and talking about dismantling the safety net for our less fortunate.

Members of Congress need to be problem solvers. They need to follow the Oz Principle of management: You see the problem, you take ownership of it, you solve the problem and you execute the solution.

No more finger-pointing or name-calling — solve the problems you were elected to solve.

Dale Curtis

West Valley City