Sandy Johnson, Lake Nebagamon
As a senator, Democrat Tammy Baldwin is a disappointment at best and a disgrace at worst. During the State of the Union address she refused to stand and show support for the following: * Jobs * Economic growth * Tax cuts * Defeating ISIS * The national anthem and the flag * Health care choice * Veteran's benefits * Government accountability * American dream * In God We Trust * Curbing crime * Black unemployment * War on drugs * Military funding
Political bias demonstrated by Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., is a disappointment. Failing to show up for committee meetings as political theater is unacceptable. Initially refusing to meet with the Supreme Court nominee was uncivil. Although not without precedence — I understand the angst about Obama's nominee not receiving a hearing — but snubbing Trump's nominee as political payback is childish.
When Bill Clinton was in office, the sentiment arose that everyone had the right to own a home. Thus the Affordable Housing Act, enacted under George H.W. Bush, was promoted by Clinton. Banks were rewarded for issuing loans to low-income folks. Banks were punished if they did not make those loans. People jumped on the bandwagon. Housing prices soared. People were approved for loans they really could not afford. The process continued but after George W. Bush was in office, the housing bubble popped.
President Trump has been working very hard on behalf of America. In his first six weeks, he has met with business leaders on a weekly basis, including leaders in big business, small business, manufacturing, miners, technology and service industries. He is listening to what they need from the government to create more jobs.
It is refreshing to have a president with a work ethic. We need to demand the same of Congress. Congress has a low approval rating. Is there any wonder? It is time to stop the political tit-for-tat, posturing and games. We sent you to Washington, D.C., to represent us and to actually work for us.
In my 20 plus year career, I served under several different supervisors, managers, directors and vice presidents. They each had different management styles, goals and desired outcomes. For a short period of time, I had a supervisor and director who were misguided — in my nicely-worded opinion — in their management style. By her own admission, the director said she would "beat us into submission" if that is what it took.