Re "Blueprint aimed to derail health act" (Page A1, Oct. 6): It's now come to light that the GOP hatched this plan to extort the defunding of the Affordable Care Act shortly after their 2012 presidential defeat. The Koch brothers and the Heritage Foundation found perfect puppets in Sen. Ted Cruz, his tea party allies in Congress and the low-information voters who elected them. With funding from these billionaires, the tea party is trying to create an oligarchy. This is not only a subversion of our democracy, it is treasonous.
-- William Charles Glines, Yuba City