Letters to the Editor

‘Pushing on a string’

Everybody is against government waste — right? Wrong — at least not our local representatives in Congress. The CDT in its excellent Roll Call section (6/20) indicated that both Reps. Glenn Thompson and Bill Shuster voted — with the majority — to defeat a bill that would have allowed the House to consider a new round of domestic military base closings — bases deemed surplus by the Department of Defense and unneeded to defend the homeland.

Well — so what? Just business as usual in the Capitol — right? A colleague with experience in the halls of Congress once told me that “trying to bring change to the DOD is like pushing on a string.” Could the same be true for many government departments in D.C. (and Harrisburg)?

Obviously not — what a ridiculous and depressing thought.

Ted Fuller, Pine Grove Mills