Tifton Gazette

Opinion

January 25, 2013

Your Opinion: Riders: Change rules in Senate and House to reduce national debt

The rules in both houses of Congress — passed by Republicans and Democrats — allows a  Senator or Representative to place a RIDER ON AN IMPORTANT BILL. Riders are ONE SUBJECT BILLS and will not pass. An important bill is supported by Congress and Presidents; therefore, the legislationpasses.

Needless to say, RIDERS INCREASE DEFICIT SPENDING; therefore, Congressional leaders must PROMISE PUBLICLY to change the rules in both houses of Congress and not allow RIDERS to be placed on important bills. This reform would restore the confidence of Americans in the federal government. Then, President Obama and Congress would take positive steps in solving the debt crisis.

        Roy Wetherington

        Tifton

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