Congressman Cartwright has some big shoes to fill
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It came as no surprise to me that freshman US Representative Matt Cartwright would say that the budget sequester of March 1st would throw Northeastern Pennsylvania right back to the days when Old King Coal abdicated his throne. It is ludicrous to think that shaving 2.5% off a federal budget that has grown over 50% in the last decade would lead to widespread hardship for the local populace. The fact of the matter is that unless a machete is taken to the federal budget this whole country will at some point resemble Greece.
Cartwright has some big shoes to fill if he ever wants to earn the reputation of some of his local predecessors like Dan Flood or Paul Kanjorski, but it won’t stop him from trying. Those two in a mere two generations reduced what was once the proudest and most industrious people that perhaps ever graced the face of the earth into some of the laziest, most obese (both figuratively and literally), and most utterly dependent hatchlings a state has ever seen.
Unfortunately, there are not enough of us who produce anymore, and the hatchlings will always vote for the one that promises them the worm. Matt Cartwright knows this and knows that if our country is able to survive long enough, he, too, may have some buildings named after him.
Tim Mullen, Kingston Township