YOUR LETTERS: Whose lives are Republicans improving?

Let’s clear up one thing about the goals of the current Republican Party. When they say they are working to improve the lives of “the American people,” they never say which people. It’s hard to deny that, for the past 30 years, with increasing devotion, they have been working for corporate America and individual billionaires.

The current tug of war between the Treasury Department and the U.S. House of Representatives over increasing the debt ceiling is case in point. The new Speaker, Kevin McCarthy, promised the insurrectionists in his caucus that he wouldn’t raise the debt ceiling without cuts in spending. Rather than raising taxes on his billionaire buddies, he would cut programs that millions of American families rely on for survival.

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has warned House members that not raising the debt ceiling will negatively affect global financial stability and the very livelihoods American workers depend on. This game of cat and mouse has gone on long enough. It’s time to demand that Republican leaders recognize that “We, the people” means all of us, not just their top campaign donors.

SUSAN CUNNINGHAM
Pacific, Mo.

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