Letters: Let Obama do Congress’ job if it won’t

Re: ‘Don’t get greedy for power, Mr. President’ (Metro, Jan. 31 to Feb. 2)

I felt compelled to respond to E. Campbell’s letter in your weekend edition. With a Congress that’s at best obstructionist and dangerously irresponsible (I seem to recall a recent government shutdown), how can anything get done? Equating the will (or won’t) of this Congress with the will of the people is patently absurd. If the use of executive orders is the president’s most viable option, he would be derelict in his duty not to use them.

L. George McLean, via email

Oh, come on, Campbell, are you saying that you would choose the cabal in Congress to run the country rather than the legitimate president of the United States, who has tried to coax along these foot-dragging yahoos to achieve much needed programs, with severely limited success? It is becoming another crisis-making scenario.

E. Price, via email


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