Today’s L.A. Times letters to the editor, because our voices matter:
Raising the roof
It is laughable that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) are now blaming Obama for not raising the debt ceiling. The Republicans have a majority in the House, so if they want to pass a bill raising the debt ceiling, it will happen without a single Democratic vote.
It is the House Republicans in who are creating an artificial debt-ceiling crisis. They should be held accountable for any catastrophic results if the debt ceiling is not raised.
Re “Rivalry in GOP affects deficit talks,” July 12
Did I miss something? Did the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy “trickle down”? Ah yes, it makes perfect sense for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) to fight to keep those cuts in place while we consider hacking away at Medicare, Social Security and the middle class.
Did big corporations have nothing to do with the current state of the U.S. economy? In that case, yes, Rep. Cantor, let’s give them more handouts. I must have missed the part where the poor, seniors and the middle class committed fraudulent acts that crippled a thriving country.
Ask Cantor if he would like to survive on the same “entitlements” he wishes to bestow on the public.
If you need to solve the debt crisis, go where the money is, Rep. Cantor.