Re "What happened to protecting the middle class?" (Editorials, Dec. 20): It's the Republicans who are pushing to decimate social programs and who have suggested limiting tax deductions.
President Barack Obama is trying to keep the recovery going and this country solvent; sadly, he has to deal with Republican obstructionists intent on destroying social programs. To protect these programs, people only need call Republican members of the House and Senate.
-- Steve Osterday, Sacramento