This nation is in serious trouble but it seems some members of our Congress on the opposite side of the aisle don't seem to get it. We have elected a president based on his perceived ability to get us out of this mess but he is meeting the same old, self-serving partisan resistance to his plans that have plagued our government for years.
These times require a lot more. Ask the growing number of Americans who are out of work, out of their homes and out of hope. Where were the well-fed, sun-tanned bean counters when the past administration was blowing billions of dollars in Iraq?
Economic experts such as Nobel Prize winner Paul Krugman are saying that time is of the essence and a big stimulus is needed. I question not only the motives but also the economic qualifications of these opponents to the new administration's efforts. This is a time for bold and unified action to get our house in order and help our citizens who are hurting before this mess spreads much farther.
Wake up, Congress! This is not business as usual.
DAVID M. TURNER