USA Today Letters: USA needs real leaders to tackle budget deficit, debt

Posted by Kendall Harmon

John Boyd writes:

The leaders of both political parties have come to embrace the philosophy of the common box turtle. They believe the key to success is to refuse to "go first" and never "lead with your chin." They are convinced the loser will be the one who is forced to propose solutions to the problems they were elected to solve. This behavior is not acceptable.

We expect our leaders to analyze the pressing issues of the day based on the best information available and then to reach a consensus concerning the best course of action.

Read the rest of his letter and the others also.

Filed under: * Economics, PoliticsEconomyConsumer/consumer spendingCorporations/Corporate LifeTaxesThe Credit Freeze Crisis of Fall 2008/The Recession of 2007--The U.S. GovernmentBudgetSocial SecurityThe National DeficitPolitics in GeneralHouse of RepresentativesOffice of the PresidentPresident Barack ObamaSenate

Posted February 25, 2011 at 11:00 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Timothy Fountain wrote:

Such leaders have to be elected by a population that is most interested in what they think about characters on “Jersey Shore.”  So we shouldn’t hold our collective breath.

February 25, 1:00 pm | [comment link]
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