When we endorsed Billy Long's bid for the U.S. House last fall, we urged him to use his proven business skills and asked him "to bring common sense to Washington."
Common sense tells you we should not play games with the country's credit rating by defaulting on our obligations.
Common sense tells you we should pay our bills -- and not just the priorities that Long has suggested: Social Security, Medicare, troop payments and other funds for national security.
Common sense tells you it's time to make a deal with Obama and the Democrats, and we think Long's job is to work toward the best possible compromise, not take an absolutist position.
Being "fed up" is wearing thin.
Sunday, July 24, 2011
News-Leader message to Billy Long- Fed up is wearing thin
use common sense in his stance concerning the nation's debt ceiling: