The president spoke of reaching out in his victory speech Tuesday night and we can only hope now that he means it.
The fiscal cliff is approaching – if we haven’t already gone beyond the point of no return – and we must address it. There’s not enough tax revenue left in our dwindling economy to pay for Obama’s programs without inflicting a potentially deadly blow to our economy.
As one pundit put it, we’re choosing free stuff over our own freedoms.
We can only hope that there is movement in Washington, D.C., to stabilize the economy. Perhaps, a federal budget – you know, like the one prescribed in the Constitution – for the first time in three years would be a good place to start.
We sincerely wish President Obama, Congress and, most importantly, all Americans – those currently employed and those looking for jobs – tremendous success in uniting this country and turning around our financial situation over the next four years.
On the local front, congratulations to the county’s contested race winners, Sheriff Carlos Carrizales, County Attorney Mike Knight and County Commissioner Eloy Rodriguez. All three Democratic incumbents survived the Republican wave which carried others like Ted Cruz, U.S. senator, and J.M. Lozano, state representative, to victory in this state.
Carrizales edged longtime lawman Bill Lazenby by only 55 votes; Knight easily defeated newcomer Juan Eduardo Garcia, an assistant DA; and Rodriguez downed challenger Dennis Phipps.
We hope the victors will do their best at their important positions and serve the county’s residents in a professional and impartial manner.
– Jeff & Chip Latcham