Re "Many in GOP say default wouldn't be that bad" (Page A1, Oct. 9): Once again, tea party nihilists refuse to believe the view of economic experts, business leaders and 70 percent of the public who warn that defaulting on debt payments will send far more than a ripple through the economies of the world. Experts predict that it will be a tidal wave that destroys U.S. credibility in the world financial markets and wipes out the modest growth of our economy, especially for small businesses.
But until Republican donors financially support only moderate candidates who understand that compromise is absolutely required for democracy to work, the most extreme candidates will be funded by the Koch brothers, et. al., who have been allowed to pillage our political landscape under Citizens United.
No equivalency exists between the president holding firm on existing law and 20 percent of the House refusing to cooperate until they get their way. This tyranny of the minority is dangerously unpatriotic.
-- Nancy Fellmeth, Fair Oaks