To the editor:
It's always a good idea to compare any administration's public relations talk with what it actually does. Currently, the Bush administration has proposed cutting social services and health care for the poor and vulnerable in order to offset some of its huge deficit spending. This comes after two rounds of hefty tax cuts for the wealthiest of the wealthy, billions of dollars in unaccounted funds related to the Iraq debacle and frighteningly huge increases in military expenditures.
It is obvious to me that we are rapidly making the final transition to a military-based economy -- even perhaps to a military state. In the process, we are apparently going to sacrifice those least able to shoulder the burden.
My question to the president is this: Mr. Bush, you claim to be a Christian, but would Jesus give huge tax cuts to the rich, line the pockets of companies like Halliburton with middle-class tax dollars and then drive impoverished children, struggling, single mothers, the elderly poor and other vulnerable souls into deeper desperation?
You may fool the Fox news crowd into believing you represent Christian values, but you're not fooling me.
JOY BELL, Cape Girardeau