Lawmakers must show readiness to work
The Kansas City Star
Members of the House and Senate should have gotten an earful from constituents on the campaign trail.
They know people now expect that lawmakers’ return to Washington, D.C., must result in members of Congress working together to actually move the country forward. For starters they can fix the so-called fiscal cliff problem.
Congress can make the needed, more gradual cuts to reduce the deficit. Lawmakers also should go along with President Barack Obama’s plan to raise taxes on the rich to help boost revenues.
In addition, they can finally come to an agreement on climate change so that the Superstorm Sandy devastation that hit the East Coast recently won’t happen again. People are still without power, and the cleanup from that mess is ongoing.