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Some compromise is necessary

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From page A12 | October 04, 2013 |

I understand passions are running high now with the government shutdown. Neither side wants to negotiate on Obamacare and lose face. I personally blame both parties: On the one hand, the GOP hates President Obama and Obamacare and doesn’t want the president to score a major victory on his signature issue. On the other, Obama doesn’t want to have to cave one iota on his signature issue and he hates the GOP.

What we have right now is a Mexican standoff and neither side is helping the situation. The GOP is taking blame for not willing to deal and I think they should. However, Obama is not helping things either. Obama invited the other side for talks and in those talks Obama simply reiterated his staunch position.
If Obama was just going to invite Rep. John Boehner for talks and say “you have to go along with what I want,” then wasting Boehner’s time by the invitation is going to anger Boehner further and cause him to continue to do what he’s doing. That’s not what we, the people, need at this time.

We need Obama, the Democratic National Committee, Boehner, the GOP and the tea party to calm down right now, so the first thing that needs to happen is a mutual cease-fire with the insults and blame games. Then what needs to happen is both sides need to find a major issue to cave on.

For example, if Obama gets everything he wants on health care and the debt ceiling, then maybe he can reduce restrictions on firearms and maybe a concession on immigration? That way, the tea party can claim a major victory and so can Obama. Both sides will feel hurt for having to give on what they don’t want, but both sides need to learn to majorly compromise because right now jobs are at stake.

Not to mention our country’s vulnerability to its enemies.

David Musser
Davis

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