Both political parties' leaders need to work together

2012-12-19T00:00:00Z Both political parties' leaders need to work together nwitimes.com
December 19, 2012 12:00 am

Our leaders in Washington have known since August 2011 what would happen if they didn't solve the fiscal cliff. Yet we are near the deadline, and they still aren't working together.

The two parties share power of the government -- neither will be able to impose their will on the other. They must work together to solve this. If they don’t, our economy will be pushed back into recession.

No Labels is calling for a new understanding of leadership: Leaders must tell the full truth -- they need to recognize how big the problem is and agree to start with the same facts. They need to govern for the future, not the next election. They need to put the country first instead of fighting for political advantage. Our leaders need to accept the responsibility they were given: to solve problems.

Last, the leadership of both parties needs to work together to get anything done.

Our elected officials need to hear from you!

- Adam Jasmick Jr., Hobart

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