Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

Opinion

February 19, 2013

In Your View

(Continued)

ASHLAND — Another  reason to ‘Ditch Mitch

There was a vote a couple of weeks ago that affected filibusters by individual U.S. senators.

The Jan. 25 vote drew this comment from U.S. Sen. Rand Paul: “This evening, the U.S. Senate voted on a series of changes to amend the standing orders of the Senate, much to the chamber’s detriment. Both resolutions passed. Tonight, Senate Democrats succeeded in seriously weakening the greatest deliberative legislative body in the world. The rules change limits the ability of senators to offer amendments, stifles debate and greases the skids for Democrats to implement more of their tax-and-spend agenda. For these reasons, I voted no.”

Senator Paul failed to point out this legislation, while sponsored by Democrat Senate leader Harry Reid, was co-sponsored by none other than Republican leader Mitch McConnell. One must ask why Senator McConnell is “greasing the skids for Democrats to implement more of their tax-and-spend agenda.”

This episode provides us yet another reason to “Ditch Mitch” in 2014!

Joe Dehner, Union

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