Re "Blueprint aimed to derail health act" (Page A1, Oct. 6): The current budget crisis has been in the making for five years, not a few months. The right-wing Republicans pledged to do everything they could to make President Barack Obama fail. They have voted "no" on everything Obama has tried to do for the last five years. Their extremism has shrunk the Republican Party until only the right wing is left.
What is left are billionaires convinced they can buy the government by funding the small groups of radical politicians who are now holding the budget and the country hostage. This is the billionaires club's desperate attempt to turn the United State into their own third world kingdom.
-- Jack Gerhardt, Rocklin