Letter: Common sense is lacking
While searching for ideas to bring the political parties together, one fact seems to stand out: It seems what is lacking on most of the issues is common sense.
For example: The four dams on the Klamath River which are being proposed to be removed.
These dams create enough clean energy for 70,000 residents. This effort is being resisted by those who will be adversely affected by their removal.
The threat of flooding and human safety must win the argument and the plan be abandoned.
The price tag for the dam removal is $291 million. This project is stalled in Congress awaiting appropriation of $800 million for the Department of the Interior for the restoration to the ecosystems that will be affected by the removal. Common sense is necessary.
I believe most people realize they can’t spend more money than they receive. Whether their income is from employment or some type of public assistance, the end result will be the same – bankruptcy.
Common sense dictates the US government cannot keep spending more than it receives. While our current administration continues to look for creative ways to get more revenue without serious spending restraint, the country is going bankrupt. I wonder what those who elected Barack Obama will do when their free birth control, food stamps and all the freebies promised to them in order to buy their vote is suddenly stopped for lack of funding; they have been so dependent on government for their livelihood.
Most lack employable skills such as typing, bookkeeping, welding, mechanics, etc., or even how to grow and preserve food. This is a sad situation to contemplate. I hope there is an awakening of the people before it comes to such a dismal result.
Folks, let your elected representatives know you want them to get our fiscal house in order. Common sense must prevail.
Abraham Lincoln stated: “There is nothing common about common sense.”
You want change? Change the status quo.
Patsy K. Carter