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Keep an eye on our congressman

Dear Editor:

Rep. Scott Tipton isn’t being very representative these days. He doesn’t seem to understand that people are tired of a government that doesn’t function. By voting against the bill to avert the fiscal cliff, he indicated that he was willing to let the economy spiral into a recession again and send more workers to the unemployment lines.

It’s fine for him to say we need to get spending under control – the American public agrees with that. It’s not fine to hold the government hostage to his point of view. The Republican House should pass a bill showing how it would cut the federal budget. The Democratic Senate should do the same. That would be a productive way to start the dialogue. They should not threaten to shut down the government when the debt limit comes up, since it is Congress that actually created that debt.

As the voting public, we need to pay closer attention to the way Scott Tipton is representing us. We want a government that works, not just his displays of brinkmanship to please an extreme minority.

Peter Westcott


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