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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Policy should be bipartisan issue

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President Obama's stimulus package and health care law were partisan, lengthy and unread -- yet they passed and were subject to interpretation and regulations, including the addition of fees and taxes to be written in later. The economy has been slowed, and unemployment remains high. All taxpayers have been saddled with higher and hidden taxes, higher costs for health care and fewer participating physicians and patient services.

The Democrats' agenda on gun control and immigration is to severely restrict law-abiding citizens from owning guns and to add some 30 million more family members of illegal immigrants to our citizen population -- so they can vote for Democrats, no doubt. Republicans had no say in the stimulus and health care bills, and they have not been able to deter Mr. Obama from carrying out onerous Environmental Protection Agency rules.

Transparent, effective policies could be achieved through having all members of Congress debate these issues and by allowing the public to provide input. Freedom of gun ownership provided for in the Second Amendment and priority for citizenship to those who have gone through the legal process should be bottom-line goals for negotiations on these issues.

MARVIN L. HOOVIS

Centerville, Mass.

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