While on their annual "retreat," Republicans should realize they have an historic opportunity concerning a great issue of our time ("House Republicans searching for agenda," Web, Tuesday).
In light of the endless budgetary crises that threaten our long-term economic health -- and ultimately our national sovereignty -- it is time for an amendment to the Constitution mandating a capped flat tax, a balanced budget and a prohibition against any national debt. House Republicans can indeed force this through, as President Obama and the Democrats will cave if the GOP refuses further debt ceiling increases without an amendment agreed to by the Democratic Senate.
The search for an agenda is simple. Either Republicans choose to save this country as only they can, or they choose cowardice, hypocrisy and everlasting shame by squandering a perfect opportunity to cure this country of the cancer that is killing it.
W. Jefferson, Ohio
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'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
By Tom Howell Jr. - The Washington Times
House Republicans who are critical of the federal health care law have written to more than a dozen companies, including top insurers Aetna and BlueCross BlueShield, to ask if President Obama’s top health official tried to solicit funds from them to support the overhaul.