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Letter: GOP: Scrap federal government

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After reading Chris Fitzsimon's column in the April 18 Reflector, I felt like throwing my hands in the air and saying, “What's next on the Republican agenda, total anarchy?”

It has become painfully apparent that the Republicans hate any form of federal government. President Ronald Reagan himself said something like, “Government is the problem.” The U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., budget proposal for 2012 aims to, or at least begin to, dismantle Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid as we know it, handing over the management of all social programs to the individual states.

That includes the dismantling of all federal programs to protect the air, soil, water, forests, highways, national parks and the environment and all programs to protect consumers from inferior or dangerous food and drugs. These are just starters in the quest to banish federal government in any form. Roads would not be the only change in store for citizens as they cross state lines. Well, if all this comes to pass, we could depend on our state government to provide some of the needed protection. Not so.

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Republicans campaign on the meme that government doesn't work, then they get elected and prove it. Google 'starve the beast', it was a stated strategy to spend down the surplus that they inherited from Clinton. so there is none left for social programs. It worked; trillions in tax cuts for the upper percentile, a corrupt Medicare Part D legislation rammed through, and a bogus BushWar later, all totaling trillions & trillions, and they succeeded.....in destroying the economy of this country.

Alex you just had to start out with a lie.

You just had to start out with a lie."It has become painfully apparent that the Republicans hate any form of federal government." That is where I stopped reading your letter.

I am sure that those who like

I am sure that those who like tripe like Fitzsimon's drivel still have the nerve to complain about Fox News. Fitzsimon should be read as humor.

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