- Waller deemed competent to stand trial (1/11/17)5
- Young Elvis impersonator from Bernie performs on 'Ellen DeGeneres Show' (1/12/17)
- Two subjects of interest in 1992 homicide to take polygraph tests (1/15/17)7
- Business notebook: Jackson salon owner also opens a clothing store (1/16/17)
- Two men shot after argument; houses also struck by bullets (1/12/17)21
- 113 drug tests at Jackson High net one instance of illicit usage (1/11/17)15
- Cape SportsPlex contractor offers a look at the project (1/15/17)14
- Meat-processing plant faces $70K penalty for Clean Water Act violations (1/17/17)1
- Two Cape men recovering after shooting (1/13/17)
- Governor cuts $146 million, colleges take hit (1/17/17)
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