With budget plan, GOP declares war on poor

February 17, 2011

The rich (and the Republicans that shill for them) have officially declared war on the poor. ("GOP pressing for budget cuts," Feb. 16)

Since the '80s the rich have claimed a larger and larger percentage of wealth in the U.S. But there is never enough for them. God forbid we should end tax breaks for oil companies and wealthy Americans or cut in areas where there is the most waste (defense).

Instead, they want to cut aid to the neediest, throw people out of work in a time of high unemployment, and cut funding for research and investment. Those of us who grew up Republican and remember when conservatives were people who invested in the future find this extremely sad.

F. Mark Walters, Grasonville

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