Dan Taylor

A.M.D.G.

To the Editor,

A call for leadership is simple. We need for our leaders to solve problems. Leaders must tell the full truth—they need to recognize how big the problem is and agree to start with the same facts. They need to govern for the future, not the next election. They need to put the country first instead of fighting for political advantage.

Our leaders need to accept the responsibility they were given: to solve problems. The leadership of both parties needs to work together to get anything done. Our leaders in Washington have known what would happen if they didn't solve the fiscal cliff since August of 2011. Yet we have about three weeks until we hit the deadline, and they still aren't working together. The two parties share power of the government—neither will be able to impose their will on the other. They must work together to solve this. If they don’t, our economy will be pushed back into recession.

No Labels is calling for a new understanding of leadership: Leaders must tell the full truth—they need to recognize how big the problem is and agree to start with the same facts. They need to govern for the future, not the next election. They need to put the country first instead of fighting for political advantage.

Our leaders need to accept the responsibility they were given: to solve problems. Lastly, the leadership of both parties needs to work together to get anything done. If you, the suffering citizen of over-taxation, over-fined, and over-regulation want to see real leadership in Washington, sign on at www.NoLabels.org. New York State is suffering already, do we need more?

It is up to all of us Americans to hold and defend the torch of Freedom, Liberty, and Justice, even when our Bill of Rights are impinged upon by the powers to be, like the “Greatest Generation” did serving our nation in WWII. So contact your elected officials before we suffer more in this depression. They work for you. God Bless!

Joseph P. Candela II, Newburgh