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In response to Dusty Rhoades:
I have no problem with people who disagree with me. My problem is with people who make up their own "facts" in order to disagree with me. e.g. The Senate voted 77-23 in favor of launching the was in Iraq and both Sen Kerry and Sen Hagel voted "Yes".
The writer of this letter is so misinformed that I have to assume that Frank Lisco is a "nom de plume" for Dusty Rhoades.
I look forward to reading an identical letter from Mr. Heim the next time there is a Republican majority in the Senate. I doubt he will have the same opinion about the filibuster when the tables are turned, just as several Democratic Senators - Reid, Schumer and others - complained when the Republicans tried the same gambit several years ago.
The deduction for mortgage interest is just one of many deductions that has its own constituency supporting it. Others include state income taxes, charitable donations, property taxes, sales taxes (for some taxpayers). I would suggest that any effort to eliminate one specific deduction will others remain is going to result in a useless exercise. Rather than picking winners and losers among deductions, Mitt Romney's suggestion to cap deductions at a specific dollar level seems to me to make the situation much simpler because each taxpayer can select which deduction means the most to them. i.e. one person's charitable donation is as good as another's mortgage deduction.
The first two comments are exactly correct. The editorial writer displays an Obama-like ignorance of the way the private markets work. The price will adjust - up or down - so that the balance between supply and demand brings it to the right level. Or a transaction (rental) will not take place.
Liberals are trying to make this about the GOP/conservatives being opposed to "insurance-subsidized birth control", which is what they would like it to be about so they can paint Geoff Cutler and others like him as neanderthals.
The REAL issue is the Obama administration requiring Catholic institutions to provide birth control and the morning after pill at all which is contradictory to Catholic doctrine and to the Constitution, which requires separation of church and state.
With all due respect this letter from Mr. Sellers makes it abundantly clear that the term "thinking voter" and Democrat is the ultimate oxymoron.
I refer you to this article:
1) ObamaCare, 2) the non "stimulus", 3) the failure to pass the Panama, Colombia, South Korea free trade treaties, 4) the NLRB action in regard to Boeing's plant in South Carolina, 5) any and all rule making by EPA in regard to carbon dioxide being a pollutant and many other EPA rule makings (see the 7/11 editorial in the Wall Strret Journal regarding EPA's requirement to put a roof costing $1.5 billion (with a B) on a major New York reservoir to protect against an essentilly non-threatening pollutant, 6) banning offshore drilling in the Gulf and on the East Coast, 7) refusing to allow drilling in Alaska, 8) failing to approve the pipline from Alberta, Canada that can bring energy from a secure neighbor and on and on and on.
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