Re "Scary talk aside, effect of cuts hard to predict" (Page A1, Feb. 28): There are Americans out there that think the Republicans are destroying our economy by refusing to compromise with President Barack Obama and his tax and spend philosophy.
Obama is a socialist who believes in Big Government and transfer of wealth through entitlements. Republicans also believe in entitlements, however, they believe you are "entitled" to keep what you earn, and not what you can take from others. The Republicans are trying to save the nation and our way of life by slowing or stopping the ever increasing number of entitlement programs. If the rationale for their efforts is understood, hopefully they will have your support. Please understand that the Republican Party has as many crooks and incompetents as the Democratic Party, it's just that the Republicans' goals have a better chance of preventing our economy from collapsing than that offered by the Democrats.
-- Ronald Niemi, El Dorado Hills