Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Letter to Glens Falls Post-Star
I see that Congressman Chris Gibson voted for the so-called “cut, cap, and balance” bill. This bill is merely symbolic, but it is also a sign of the Republican design to freeze the economy to defeat Obama, and to hamper the government so that it will be unable to respond to this or future recessions. I don’t think this is what people had in mind when they voted for Chris. We have to grow ourselves out of this financial crisis. We need investment in education, support for the unemployed, and a public jobs program. These are elements of a vision for a better future for the nation. What is the Republican vision? Is it only unrestrained pollution, an end to regulation of the food and water supply, social service retrenchment, and wealth accumulation for a few?