I disagree with Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s characterization that President Obama is anti-entrepreneurship or self-reliance ("Mr. President, nobody else 'made that happen,'" July 22). The GOP whines that they hate government, but they're more than happy to accept Social Security, Medicare, police and emergency services, tax subsidies, corporate welfare and earmarks.
As a parent, making sacrifices for my children is part of the job description. However, it's also my responsibility to instill a sense of gratitude, not entitlement. When my 7-year-old tells me I'm mean or she hates me, I eliminate some of her privileges. Perhaps if Republicans had to deal with the austere government they claim to want, they'd learn to appreciate all the blessings they currently take for granted.