Many Repub­li­can poli­cies mis­guided

The Washington Times Weekly - - Letters To The Editor -

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

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