Letter: GOP fixated on the wealthy

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The Republican-dominated House of Representatives appears to want to balance the budget on the backs of the poor with cuts to food stamps, programs for the elderly, Social Security and Medicare.

They are hurting our students by increasing the interest on the loans students must take out to attend college. (By the way, in some countries the government actually pays for the students to go on to college.)

Meanwhile, Republicans want to extend tax breaks to the extremely wealthy and to big business, all of this while they say they are doing the work of "the people." Huh?

Roberta Upson

Vancouver