Re: “President Obama should end the debt showdown” (TNT, 7-7).
The author, Katrina Vanden Heuvel, is one of the most far left supporters of everything to the left along with being editor and publisher of an extreme-left news rag, the Nation.
Reading her article in The News Tribune, one has to keep in mind that her comments are meant to assist President Obama in dealing with Republicans and conservatives who want to stop the out-of-control spending by Obama and Democratic congressional leaders.
Vanden Heuvel defends Obama, who has not submitted a serious budget proposal in the past three years. The weak and sad budget he finally got around to submitting was voted down by a huge majority.
Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., has submitted a thoughtful and careful budget that the president would be wise to read and follow. Instead, Obama uses Ryan’s budget proposal to scare the old folks and children and folks living on Social Security.
The Republicans will not let the country go into default. What they are doing is trying to get the president and Democrats to slow down their out-of-control spending and stop them from raising taxes on the very people who run most small businesses in America today.
The small businesses are needed to create jobs – private-sector jobs, not state or federal jobs that add expense to both the federal and state governments.
Its time for the far left to stop their income redistribution goals and social programing and come to the bargaining table in good faith.