Letter to the Editor
Republicans sure have changed in the last few years. Issues that were important then are no longer important anymore. I remember when the Republicans were trying to pass a balanced budget amendment – but you don’t hear about that anymore. I remember what they talked about putting Social Security in a “lock box” – but you don’t hear about that anymore. Who would have thought that it would be the Republicans who would ask churches to turn over their membership lists? Who would have thought it would be Republicans proposing a 23 percent national sales tax? Who would have thought it would be Republicans who turned the largest surplus in the history of the world into the largest deficit in the history of the world?
It used to be that Republicans wanted to keep the government out of people’s private business. But now they tout the Patriot Act with the government spying on you wherever you go – whatever you buy – and what books you read at the library. Who would have thought that the Republicans would short fund the military during the war so that the rich could get a tax break? Who would have thought that Republicans would be in favor of torture?. And who would have thought that under a Republican president that if a soldier died for his country, that they would doc his final paycheck for the time he missed. The Republicans have changed and the party that calls themselves Republicans today are not the same as they used to be.