Elected officials need to compromise

To the president and ladies and gentlemen of the Congress:

Here’s your post-election assignment from all your fellow citizens. Compromise. Internalize this word and put it into practice.

C — is for country. Put your country’s needs above your own. That’s what we elected you for.

O — Overlook the loud ranting of those who think their way is the only way.

M — Make a serious effort to really understand the other side’s point of view.

P — be proactive and pass decent, workable and fair legislation to keep America from falling over that year-end fiscal cliff.

R — Remember you created this problem by refusing to compromise earlier; now you solve it.

O — Occupy your office and the floor of the House or Senate, all day, every day until this issue is resolved.

M — Make a commitment to your fellow citizens and work for the good of all of us.

I — Have integrity; admit that both tax increases and decreased expenses are necessary to put us back on the path to prosperity and find a way to make that work.

S — Show the world America’s greatness was founded on a political system that works for the people and isn’t for sale any longer.

E — Earn our respect. Give the middle class a fair chance, respect the needs of every citizen, and have the courage to stand up to special interests and say, “No more.” It’s the people’s turn.

Please get busy before the day is over. Time is running out.

Judy Osgood

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