Letter: Ruling elite reigns under Romney

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Have you taken time to look at the U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., plan now endorsed by Mitt Romney and the Republicans? Let's look at some key points:

  1. Raises taxes on those making $50,000 to $200,000 by $1,300 to $2,600 a year.
  2. Cuts taxes on those making between $500,000 and $1 million by $35,000 a year. Cuts taxes on those making over a million by $285,000 a year.
  3. Eliminates corporate taxes for money made overseas and offshore jobs.
  4. Cuts from veterans programs.
  5. Cuts from transportation, such as roads and airports.
  6. Cuts from science, space, and basic technology.
  7. Cuts from natural resources and the environment.
  8. Cuts to income assistance for food stamps, housing, earned income tax credit.
  9. Cuts from education.
  10. Replaces Medicare with voucher planned for private insurance.
  11. Medicaid becomes block grants that states decide how to use.
  12. Repeals the health care plan. Have a pre-exiting condition? Good luck.
  13. Repeals help for longtime care.
  14. Reduces and removes disease prevention programs.
  15. Reduces and removes public health programs.

So does this sound good to you? Welcome to the ruling elite -- hundreds of filibusters by the Republicans and counting.

Leah Dorn

Vancouver