Letter to the editor - Bob Smithey

Today’s Washington politicians have become arrogant elitists. They have given us a health care system we didn’t want and one in which they refused to participate. They have robbed funds from our Social Security over decades causing the fund to be insufficient while lavishly funding their salaries, benefits and retirement.

The phrase “Washington Intelligence” has become an oxymoron. Failure to realize that a terroristic act might occur in a hotspot for training terrorists on the anniversary of 9-11 was ignorance in the worst degree. That act was only exceeded by the failure to act in providing needed support to our fellow Americans fighting for their lives.

Today’s focus in Washington is not on leadership. It is totally on getting elected or re-elected, ignoring those they should represent. I therefor propose the following:

Limit all Washington politicians to two terms.

One in office.

One in prison.

Detroit and Chicago already do this.

Can I get an Amen?

Bob Smithey

Pine Bluff