We here at On Point Radio often praise our callers for their candor and calls to action. When a caller asks for clarification, or points out a problem in a guest's argument, the conversation that take a completely different direction. We love our callers for that, and for their devotion to our daily program, but today we felt a certain caller from Nashville, TN was too good not to excerpt here. (And no, we don't mean On Point favorite, Carl from Nashville)
"I am really disappointed with our do-nothing Congress," Emma told us. "The American system was created so that two sides, or as many sides as there are, can disagree, but ultimately come to a consensus that will represent the wishes of the American people...These are some of the most well-educated, well-paid individuals in the United States. We elected them, we choose them because we believe that they can do what we need them to do, which is pass bills.
"Congress is a lot like my kindergarten class was. I'm thinking that it's kids who don't know how to share, who are taking their toys and not letting other people play with them, and saying 'If I can't have it, no one can.' It's really disappointing."
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