Letter: GOP puts ideology above nation

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May's job report came out and immediately the Republicans got their marching orders. Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., and even wannabe prez Mitt Romney all claimed it was proof that Obama's policies weren't working. Cantor called it pathetic, and Boehner even said that this was proof that the country needed new direction. What they don't figure is that some of the voting populace is not completely ignorant.

In 2008, when the president was elected, the Republicans used the filibuster in the House of Representatives over 100 times and Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said their No. 1 priority was making Obama a one-term president. Since 2010, when the Republicans took the House back, they have refused to bring any bill proposed by the president and Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., up for a vote. By putting their party ideology before the welfare of this nation, they prove that change is needed.

It's time to remove representatives who are more interested with maintaining their power over the needs of a struggling nation. The president can only propose programs to help the country; it's the House that disposes the income to implement those programs. It's time for the president to take his gloves off.

Scott White

Vancouver