Regarding the Jan. 20 Post-Gazette editorial “Sanity Returns: Congress, for a Change, Manages to Do Its Job”: I strongly disagree that Congress’ decision to pass a spending bill “is something to applaud.” Although I am glad that there is finally a spending bill, let us not forget that these are the same people who in 2013 (a non-election year) held the nation hostage due to their inability to compromise.
What is really happening is that it is now 2014 (an election year for them), and they are counting on us, the voters, to have short-term memories. They know that in the past voters have been easily herded around like sheep, and if they can keep up their good act for the next 10 months, we (the sheep) will re-elect them.
I propose that voters should not be fooled by the temporary “sanity” in Washington. Their long-term behavior has been one of complete ineptitude and incompetence. In any other line of work an employee would be fired for the same behavior. Therefore, I suggest that we clean house in November and get rid of the bums on both sides of the aisle.