Letters to the Editor

Congress is supposed to help

In regard to the letter "Isn't Bush supposed to help the U.S.?" (Oct. 5): One of the great problems we face as citizens of this United States is that many people do not understand how our government is supposed to function. The U.S. Constitution states that it is the job of Congress, starting with the House of Representatives, to pass bills dealing with revenue. It is not the president who raises money to send to Iraq or to pay for Social Security or Medicare -- it is Congress. I would suggest the previous writer place his anger where it belongs, with his elected representatives in Congress. The president can only sign into law the bills they send to him.

We the people need to start holding our elected officials responsible to their job descriptions and not to the biased opinions of others.