Letters to the editor, November 8

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When do we act?

Reading Larry Beck’s opinion [DRC, 10-17], I was moved to find out for myself what the tea party stood for.

I found the following quote on their Web page.

“The Tea Party movement is an American decentralized political movement that is primarily known for advocating a reduction in the U.S. national debt and federal budget deficit by reducing U.S. government spending and taxes. The movement has been called partly conservative, partly libertarian, and partly populist. It has sponsored protests and supported political candidates since 2009.”

Odd that something that seems so benign on its face would seem so detrimental and destructive to Mr. Beck.

The recent effort to extract some concessions from the Obama administration by threat of not raising the debt ceiling was basically the only ploy left to Republican conservatives.

President Obama won’t negotiate with or without a threat, so House Republicans are left to try anything to thwart what they perceive as a further threat to our economy.

At some point we must all recognize that the threat exists, so when do we act?

Paul Davis,

Lake Dallas

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