Ev­ery­one’s take on the ‘pledge’

Los Angeles Times - - Opinion -

Re “GOP de­tails ‘pledge’ to vot­ers,” Sept. 23, and “Repub­li­cans’ ‘pledge’ aims to strike a del­i­cate bal­ance,” Sept. 24

Fi­nally, Repub­li­cans come up with a plan of their own. The 21-page doc­u­ment is nowhere near the thou­sands of pages that health­care re­form took, but it’s a start.

House Mi­nor­ity Leader John Boehner’s plan is sim­ple, but when did sim­ple be­come wrong?

Straight and to the point is not what one typ­i­cally as­so­ci­ates with pol­i­tics, es­pe­cially in Amer­ica, but we need to get back to the ba­sics.

Jake Burns

Santa Clarita

Tax cuts for the rich? Re­peal health­care? These are the “new ideas” from the GOP? Sounds like more of the same stuff that got Amer­ica into the eco­nomic mess it is in to­day.

The GOP has shown it­self to be com­pletely out of touch with the lives of or­di­nary peo­ple. Why any­one would sup­port these fools is be­yond me.

But the coun­try is filled with non-thinkers who will hap­pily vote against their own best in­ter­ests. They re­main will­fully ig­no­rant and are proud of it.

Scott W. Hughes

West­lake Vil­lage

Amore apt ti­tle for the GOP’s “Pledge to Amer­ica” would be “Pledge to Cor­po­ra­tions.”

Bill Gib­son

San Cle­mente

I re­mem­ber when a pledge by a Repub­li­can meant some­thing . But I am old and have a good me­mory. You have to go back to pre-Ron­ald Rea­gan days to find a Repub­li­can politician who stood by his word and de­manded fis­cal re­spon­si­bil­ity.

If Amer­ica falls for this “pledge,” we have learned noth­ing from his­tory, and we will be doomed to re­peat the failed Repub­li­can stew­ard­ship.

Bill Yoak

Gar­den Grove

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