Re "House sets up budget showdown" (Page A1, Sept. 21): Once again the Republicans have showed their combination of mean-spiritedness and ignorance.
It continues to amaze me why Americans who are not rich continue to vote for these conservatives. Who in the 99 percent does not want affordable health care?
I understand why conservative members of Congress and the super-rich do not want it. They do not need it.
However why the average Wal-Mart shopping American is opposed to this is incredibly confusing. Many are already covered by a government program -- Medicare.
We cannot let this band of mean-spirited congressional members take our country down this foolish path. We need to elect leaders who actually can lead and work for the betterment of all Americans.
-- Peter Tiedemann, Sacramento