LETTER: Are legislators a problem solver?

To the Editor:
The big political news over the last few weeks centered around the stunning defeat of the House Majority Leader– Eric Cantor. Although the reasons will be debated, one of them had to do with the notion that he had become too Liberal; that he was compromising with Democrats on issues like immigration.

My God, the country was founded on working together, now it’s a political mistake. It seems we don’t elect people to move the country forward; we elect them to go to Washington to fight! Just listen to the political ads and that’s what you’ll hear – “Elect me and I’ll fight for you”.

Had enough?

With Congress hitting all-time lows on productivity and approval ratings, isn’t it time we get back to “We The People?” If you are frustrated by the lack of our government working to move us forward, I urge you to look at No Labels, a citizens movement of 93 (and counting) Democrats, Republicans and Independents dedicated to a new politics of problem solving.

They have launched a campaign called “Enough,” to get the message to our leaders that gridlock is no longer acceptable. You can find out more by visiting them at www.nolabels.org. If you want action now, the next time you are asked to donate your money to candidates, ask them if they are a problem solver with No Labels. If they aren't, why send someone to Washington to do ... nothing?

See if your representative or senator has taken the pledge. If he or she has not, ask why. Then, withhold any political contributions until he or she agrees to work towards setting a national strategic agenda for the country and cut out the partisan bickering.

It’s the best way to say Enough!

Robert Cavanagh
West Seattle

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