Many Republican policies misguided
It amazes me that the Republican Party sends fund-raising letters to me while they coordinate candidates and policies directly against my well-being. Maybe they think we are as stupid as Democrats.
About the only Republican policy I support is President Bush's effort to succeed in Iraq. On the other hand I see the Republican leadership trying to undermine the efforts of Sens. Coburn, DeMint, Chambliss and Cornyn to control earmarks (“Congressional struggle over earmarks,” April 23 edition).
Furthermore, I see our government (i.e. taxpayers) indentured to China (“ ‘Made in China’ overtakes U.S. in global exports as economy surges,” April 23 edition) for a rapidly growing trillion-plus dollar debt. This debt is not due to inexpensive Chinese goods but the flagrant overspending by our political class in Washington, who until recently were led by Republicans. They effectively subsidize consumer demand for foreign goods.
All China and other major debt-holders such as Russia and Saudi Arabia have to do is start selling some of their bonds to make their dollar drop, then buy dirtcheap American corporations with their remaining cash. Today’s American children will be working under foreign owners for devalued dollars while their political class will be “kowtowing” to their new Asian, Russian or Arabian bosses.
I now run my political contributions directly to candidates based on their ratings from taxpayer and economic growth activist groups. Allen Hyde Newland, North Carolina