Washington’s biggest problem: Congress

Much has been written about President Obama being a failure in his first term. When I try to reconstruct what has happened, I see bitter obstructionism from leaders in both parties in Congress as the greatest problem our country faces.

Leaders in Congress on both sides are to blame for failure to accomplish anything, starting with budget deficits. I call on Senators Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell to resign their posts as majority leader and minority leader, respectively. House Speaker John Boehner and minority leader Nancy Pelosi should also step aside.

They should all admit to their inability to lead Congress. Let someone else in their respective parties try to forge genuine cooperation in the next Congress.

Kenneth B. Cook