In reference to Jules Witcover's commentary ("A more realistic president?" Feb. 4), I was highly disturbed by the statement, "After five years of partisan holdups, President Obama is ready to override Congress."
This definitely sounds as if President Barack Obama needs to be reminded that the United States of America is supposedly a democratic nation, a government of the people, for the people and by the people, but after reading this commentary and listening to the State of the Union speech, it sounds to me as if our country is now being headed by a dictator rather than a president. Mr. Obama keeps stating that if he didn't get his desires approved by Congress, he will maneuver around them by issuing presidential edicts.
In other words, our United States would continue to be governed by me, me, me instead of we, we, we.
If such is the case, then there is no way for our economy to ever hit the high road to recovery and assist in engaging employment for the 47 million American citizens who are currently living off of food stamps.
Buckle-up your seat belts tightly, my fellow Americans, as it definitely appears as if we are in for an extremely challenging and rough economic trip, at least until after the next national election.
Quinton D. Thompson, Towson
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