Editor, The following is an open letter to Sens. Chambliss and Isakson:
I do hope you had a joyous Christmas with family and friends, although I don’t see how that could be so when you failed the citizens of Georgia and the nation with your recent vote and run away. That would be your recent vote in favor of a two-month payroll tax extension.
A two-month extension, are you kidding me? That is no way to run a business, much less a government.
The complexities of the payroll tax system are such that you actually have accomplished nothing but creating a burden and uncertainty on employers, employees and the system that controls and operates the functioning of the payroll tax system — all for your own gratification.
You took an oath to support and defend the Constitution, which includes the legislative process. That process calls for negotiating differences in legislation between House and Senate legislation.
You broke that oath when you decided it was more important for you to be at home with friends and family for the holidays rather than negotiate and fight for the legislation passed by the House and favored by the president.
Hundreds of thousands of our service members who take the same oath as you to support and defend the Constitution missed the Christmas holidays with their families and friends. They don’t cut and run in the heat of battle as you and your colleagues have a propensity to do.
For breaking your sworn oath, you should resign. If you choose not to resign, you should be expelled. Unfortunately, your peers who must expel you are just as guilty of the same misfeasance. Kinda like a den of thieves.
GOOH — get out of our House.
Bruce A. McCartney
retired sergeant first class, U.S. Army