Newcomers couldn't do worse than incumbents

2013-11-19T00:00:00Z Newcomers couldn't do worse than incumbents nwitimes.com
November 19, 2013 12:00 am

In the Oct. 14 edition of Barron’s, Randall Forsyth wrote, “They may be dumb in D.C., but they’re not stupid. Congress and the White House have long been used to the contempt of the electorate; if we keep sending our representatives back, why should they care?”

I’m not so sure I agree with the first part of the quote. Sometimes I think if the brains of our elected officials were gunpowder, they wouldn’t have enough to blow their nose.

I do, however, agree with the second part. We can’t expect these clowns to solve the problems (national debt) they created.

It would be interesting if all incumbents (millionaires in the House and billionaires in the Senate) were defeated in coming elections. A bunch of rookies couldn’t do worse. Maybe more Americans should give this option serious thought, and not vote for any incumbent. I know I won’t.

- Ken Fehlberg, St. John

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