Contraceptives, deficits and television in today’s letters to the editor.
Pick of the day: The elephant that ISN’T in the room
I want my party back. This country needs my party back.
I’m talking about the Republican Party I supported for years – the party that first identified pollution as a major threat and helped to create the Environmental Protection Agency.
The party that first identified the need for health insurance for all Americans.
The party that would never embrace (still less, attempt to legislate) easy fixes to complex social problems.
And the party that, more than anything else, was renowned for sound business leaders – people who understood investment, who knew how to create and manage budgets, and who were far too smart to subscribe to phony schemes that wrote off increased revenues in the face of increased costs.
Where are these cool-headed leaders when America has never needed them more?
I was in Greece last summer, and believe me, we do not want our country to be where those citizens are.
We must put America’s fiscal house in order.
But we will never do it by tying our leaders’ hands with “no new tax” pledges.
I want my party back!
Maybe if we all call loud enough, the grand old elephant will come out from wherever he’s been hiding.