This morning I checked the front page of the local paper and the headline above the fold said: “Cleaning up the game, Senators seeking tobacco ban for Series”. This Associate Press article went on to talk about how several senators sent a letter to the player’s union to ban chewing tobacco at games and on camera.
Yes, chewing tobacco is a disgusting, dirty, and potentially unhealthy habit. However, I feel that these and all other lawmakers have far more important issues on their agendas that they need to deal with first. They cannot get members of their party or the other party to agree on some very important issues like health care, economy, budget, and spending limits, to mention a few. Why do they feel that they can convince the NBA players union to do anything voluntarily.
The old saying about people in glass houses should not throw stones is something the US Senate should bear in mind. Clean up and finish your own pending business before you start something you cannot finish. When I hear that social security recipients will receive a raise (first time in a few years) but the cost of medicare and supplemental insurance coverage is going up, something is wrong with this picture.
I want my senators to focus on the real issues that are affect me and my neighbors and let the baseball commissioner and player’s union focus and clean up their own house.
Just my opinion, another frustrated taxpayer looking for my elected representatives to do the job they are elected to do.