Sam Graves’ ‘straight talk,’ clarified
Republican Congressman Sam Graves fancies himself a straight shooter. But on occasion his words need further unbending.
In a recent “Straight Talk With Sam” newsletter, Graves tried to explain why he can’t support the bipartisan commission that will propose solutions for controlling the national debt. President Obama named co-chairs last week after an effort to create a commission fell short in the U.S. Senate.
In an essay titled “Congress Should Make the Tough Choices,” Graves accused the president of usurping the Congress. Because if there’s one institution the American people want to see operate with full authority, it’s the Congress and its 18 percent approval rating.
Here’s the full text of Graves’ recent letter from Washington, with comments.