Guest Post: Berg Continues To Follow Shoddy Leadership Of Speaker John Boehner
Once again, we see what a complete lack of leadership in Washington means for Americans. Speaker John Boehner has presided over a comedy of errors with his handling of the bill to extend the payroll tax reduction for every working man and woman in this country.
While this extension was bad policy in that it further de-funds Social Security, the pragmatic reality is that it would also be bad policy to reduce the disposable income of working families in the middle of a recession. In other words, extending the payroll tax reduction is the lesser of two evils based on our nation’s economic situation.
The greater problem is the fact that the leadership of both parties is treating this issue as a political football and it needs to stop. We have a lack of leadership in Washington that cannot see the arrogance and sheer silliness of their actions. The American people are watching their government, which has not passed a full budget in over 900 days, act like children.
North Dakota needs a Senator that is willing to acknowledge and clearly state that House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are wrong and need to start working for the American people. Congressman Berg does not seem able or willing to leave the shadow of John Boehner.
Speaker Boehner is playing a game of chicken with President Obama, and short-term disposable income of millions of Americans struggling to deal with rising food and energy costs is at stake.
North Dakota needs a Senator that will not blindly follow his party leaders just because it might make President Obama look bad for a few days.
By definition, that is putting politics over people, and it must stop.
Duane Sand is a candidate for the NDGOP nomination for US SenateTags: deficits, duane sand, election 2012, john boehner, medicare, national debt, North Dakota News, payroll tax, Rick Berg, social security