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Vail Daily letter: Caveat emptor

Buddy Shipley
Vail, CO, Colorado

Who among us would sign a document, agree to a plan or contract without understanding the repercussions of doing so?

Most of us learned from a young age that if someone is pushing us to agree to something of which we have little or no understanding, we would show them the door.

Would you ever sign a contract without reading it? And if you were presented with a contract that was more than a few pages long and extremely complex, would you rush to blindly sign it, or would you take time to read it all carefully and even hire an attorney to review it for you?

For our U.S. representatives to say the things they do clearly indicates, to me at least, that they are completely oblivious to the concerns of their constituents and that they are utterly negligent in their responsibilities to those constituents.

They freely admit they haven’t read the more than 1,000-page health-care bill, they admit they wouldn’t understand it if they did read it, and they insist it must be passed without delay even though they don’t know what it says.

Please tell me, how is this at all reasonable?

When constituents challenge their elected officials for just such reckless practices, some of those elected officials have resorted to condemning the people they are supposed to represent, they ridicule them and call them “mobs” and Nazis and “whackos.”

This is coming from the people occupying some of the highest offices in the country, including speaker of the house and state representatives to the U.S. Congress, all of whom should be forced to resign immediately.

If you think I am wrong about any of this, I insist that you explain it to me.

Buddy Shipley


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