To the editor:
Republicans are trying to sell a message that the majority of voters aren’t buying. Republicans in Congress have a lack of respect for the majority and disdain for the rule of law and individual liberty.
Public confidence with GOP policies has reached its lowest ebb. They support taxpayer giveaways to Big Oil and other corporations and they have moved so far right they have abandoned social issues. They’re attacking Social Security and Medicare.
They have obstructed the passing of the public option, Wall Street reform, ending taxpayer subsidies to oil companies, and background checks for gun ownership. The majority see Republicans as corrupt and self serving. They can’t run on their merits so they’re trying to restrict the voting access for those that don’t support them.
Jobs and the economy are what the majority of voters are interested in. Republicans are against equal pay for equal work, they consider veterans benefits Federal welfare, and now they’re attacking student loans. They want to double the interest rates on student loans which would make a college education too expensive for all but the wealthy.
Retired Senator Bob Dole said, “The GOP needs a more positive agenda.”