- Man accused of setting fire to Delta bar; posted photos of it burning on Facebook (9/17/17)5
- McClure man accused of leaving children in hot truck while gambling in casino (9/19/17)1
- Say Cheese: The story behind the famous sandwiches at the East Perry Fair (9/22/17)
- New boutique store advocates for special-needs people (9/19/17)
- Anne Limbaugh dies, leaves legacy of caring (9/22/17)
- Planet Fitness to anchor Town Plaza shopping center (9/18/17)2
- Former major-league slugger Darryl Strawberry to speak at La Croix (9/20/17)
- Mo. conservation agents help fight fires in western U.S. (9/15/17)
- Retailer may come to Jackson; rezoning needed first (9/17/17)2
- Young entrepreneurs add fresh ideas, unique offerings for area market (9/18/17)
Ideology rules the GOP
To the editor:
In his Jan. 8 column, David Limbaugh first refers to president-elect Obama's economic recovery plan as "manure." He is fortunate his very civil mother is no longer here to read how crude her son has become.
Next, he rails against the middle-class tax cuts that are the heart of the Obama plan by saying: "But despite his denials, Obama's intention to target the cuts to the 'middle class' and exclude higher-income earners, whose stimulated activity has been shown to have the greatest economic impact, betrays his crippling bondage to ideology."
Who, exactly, is crippled by ideology? If the GOP is so bound to tax cuts for the wealthy and if it still believes trickle-down economics works after our experience of it over the past eight years, then the party of crippling ideology is not the Democratic Party.
We live in a middle-class society, and our economy is driven by the spending power of the middle class. The GOP is writing its obituary if it continues to be the party that serves the wealthy alone and spurns the middle class.
And, by the way, a bit of civility to our new president would be fairly common courtesy.
JOHN L. COOK, Cape Girardeau