In reply to "Republicans have priorities wrong" (Oct. 5, Letters). I cannot believe that the author tried to sell us the very old talking point, that a tax bill would have passed and saved the world if those nasty Republicans would not have said "no." Democrats have control of the House and the Senate. This was just another slush fund bill that even the Democrats who have to go home and try to save their jobs would not vote for it. That is why the Democrats all went home without voting on a bill that would tell Main Street what our tax rates or cuts would be in the coming year. The Demos knew they didn't have the votes; they had no problem working through holidays and til midnight for the health care debacle, but for the nation's well-being and future, sorry can't find the time!
We are all sick and tired of this class envy crud! People of all ranks are sick of this president and his policies. Why is the trust of the Congress at an all-time low? And why is Obama's cabinet bailing out as if the ship was sinking? Because it is!