Our country is facing some very serious economic issues and a social identity crisis. Elected officials are required to take an oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution. So it would seem to me that politicians should work to make the lives of all the people better, thereby making the country stronger and more united.
However, as corporate profits soar and wealth disparity widens to levels not seen since the 1920s-30s, the Republican position remains firmly committed to the redistribution of wealth from the bottom to the top. The health of the global economy hangs in the balance. Our president proposes to raise the tax rate for the top 2 percent, make strategic cuts to wasteful spending and a stimulus package to get people back to work fixing a crumbling infrastructure. The Republican House proposes unspecified revenues, cuts to Medicare benefits and Social Security. I ask: who is keeping the oath of office? The elected officials who signed a pledge to a private citizen, Grover Norquist, to never raise taxes are treasonous. The fact that tea partiers voted against ratifying the U.N. treaty to accommodate disabled persons with the right to public access is a treason to humanity.
N. ADLAI FREDERICKSON