Your phrase "irate tea party protesters regard federal civilian employees as enemies of the people" is just unbelievable ("Help for the jobless?" Feb. 20). Is this a phrase of the day from Media Matters or Moveon.org? It is so spurious that I find it hard to believe a sane person would put it in anything sent out for a million people to read.
I stopped watching MSNBC due to their continuous attacks on people rather than ideas, and you are more and more doing the same thing.
The U.S. cannot continuously borrow 40 cents on every dollar it spends and last very much longer (see Greece) — except as a socialist state where the government, media and elites control all the rest of us. That will be sad day, although I am sure champagne will be served on Calvert Street.
Nice try comparing pay of federal and private workers. Next time, look at the total cost including all the benefits the federal employees get (not to mention their low productivity). I will never forget a friend of mine who was a mid-level manager for the Social Security Administration telling me that a private firm could do what they do for 50 percent less money.
Lyle Rescott, Marriottsville