Letter: Great job, Republicans!
I want to congratulate the House Republicans for stepping away from the polarizing extreme right wing of their party and doing what is best for the country by passing the latest spending bill.
As an independent I never get a candidate who is 100 percent in line with my beliefs. Instead, I support the candidate who covers more of my beliefs but also is willing to work hard either at the state or federal level to get things done. With a divided government the only candidates who will accomplish things are the ones willing to compromise.
The latest bill isn’t great for either side, and it covers only a few of my wants, but it did accomplish something big. It let the true Republicans take back their party and show they can get things done. The “my way or the highway” attitude of the extreme right wing will ultimately kill the Republican Party.
As an independent I usually have a split ticket when voting, but over the past few years the extreme right wing Republicans have kept me on the Democratic side when supporting candidates. I hope this latest vote will get the Republican Party moving back toward the center where they will get my vote and hopefully those of a lot more independents as well.