Letters to the Editor

Mark Kinlaw: Suspicious timing

Regarding the Dec. 19 news article “Congress and Obama sign off on spending bill”: This week Congress and President Obama agreed on a 2016 budget with $1.1 trillion spending plan and $622 billion in tax measures. What’s going on?

Republicans in Congress have been fighting with Obama and other Democrats for years. They’ve disagreed on almost everything, often to the edge of fiscal cliffs. Yet they pass this budget together with as little fanfare as possible. Each side had pros and cons. Yet they compromised. Why now? What’s changed?

Have the Republicans in Congress finally regained control of their own party? And why wasn’t it a bigger story in the news? Seems odd to me.

Maybe everyone has agreed now to keep the budget out of next year’s campaigns. Odd indeed.

Mark Kinlaw

Holly Springs