Amazing. President Obama has been reelected for only four days, and Thomas McLarty and Nelson Cunningham already want to shift responsibility for solving the nation’s fiscal woes — problems the president helped to create in his current term — onto his Republican challenger and former President Bill Clinton.

Well, knowing these problems were looming, the nation has spoken and chosen Mr. Obama and most of the current Congress to solve them. No more buck-passing. No more commissions to be ignored and used as a political punching bag.

Roll up your sleeves, it’s time to get to work.

Charles L. Morin, Springfield