The GOP is trying to make some necessary changes in order to survive. Whether they are truly willing to work with Democrats, and if Dems are willing to work in sincere good faith with Republicans, to solve our national problems is yet to be seen. But I am hopeful, and I have written to my politicians over the past weekend. My wrist hursts… I don’t use ink and paper as much as I used to.The GOP and the Democrats have to be more willing to dig into the details of their issues and find ways to reduce costs. I personally believe that if the government puts more emphasis on enforcing existing regulation, putting more inspectors in the field to make sure laws and rules are being enforced in the spirit of which they were created we will see much less waste and costs will decrease. There are many things that can be done, but enforcement of existing rules is the first.Norquist has an ideal for how government should run, but it fails to consider the many things done to the middle and lower class wage earners by outsourcing, improper management of pension funds and many other blows our neighbors have taken from government and lobbyists.It is good that Republicans are making agreeable noises. It would be good for Dems to do the same. It will be great if the noise becomes deeds.Write your politicians.Respectfully,& Happy Holidayze,C.