Hey, Washington: It’s the spending, stupid!

We’re sure you’re as tired of reading this as we are of writing it: The GOP caves in, again. As everyone knows, the so-called “fiscal cliff” was “avoided” by a typical, kick-the-can-down-the-road approach by our legislative giants in Washington, D.C. Instead, we should kick those “leaders” out, starting with John Boehner (R-Ohio), speaker of the U.S House of Representatives, who continues to try to compete with President Barack Obama on who can lead the least. We say they’re both winners in that department. We’ve often said that the GOP should just shut down, as only late-night comedians would miss the party. However, we think a better approach for the nation is to shut down the Democrat party, leaving the GOP as is, which guarantees the existence of a liberal party. We then create a conservative party, which can help legislate common-sense solutions to our fiscal problems. Hey, Washington: It’s the spending, stupid.

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We trust you had a wonderful holiday season and have returned to the normalcy of everyday work and life. At least we hope that’s the case. As the calendar page has turned, we’re looking for opportunities at Current to tell you more of what you need to know about your community. And, as this is your newspaper, we still have the door wide open to your suggestions. If you funnel everything to info@youarecurrent.com, we’ll make sure it gets into the proper hands.

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Certain holidays, as you might know, bring a shift in our delivery day, so with the approaching Martin Luther King Day (a Monday postal holiday on Jan. 21,) Current will deliver on Jan. 19.

Brian Kelly

Brian Kelly is the co-founder, president and publisher of Current Publishing, LLC. You can contact him at executive.brian@currentincarmel.com.

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