Public Comment

Can We Do Something Now?

By Romila Khanna
Friday June 21, 2013 - 07:27:00 AM

Enough is enough. How long do we need to wait to see progress in solving national problems? It is one thing to say, “I don’t care!” when an issue impacts only oneself but it is morally wrong to delay solving urgent national problems. For the last couple of years our intelligent members of Congress have done very little to solve urgent problems related to job growth, national security, transportation, human development, and immigration reform.  

We, the people, have the same constitutional right to health, safety, and economic advancement as members of Congress. But the policy of Me First in Congress is setting aside the needs of ordinary citizens in the country. When will all citizens enjoy the health care and the pension plan that members of Congress enjoy? When will all citizens get the right to live without the fear of untimely death from gun violence or enjoy the right to vote fearlessly without political pressure? The USA can’t be a leader in world democracy without providing economic and political opportunity to the most ordinary of ordinary citizens.