Re "Yes, California could suffer Detroit's fate" (Editorial Notebook, Jack Ohman, Dec. 7): I agree with Jack Oman that California could share Detroit's fate. He concludes, "This isn't a political ideology thing; no liberals, no conservatives, just tables of numbers that add up to an inescapable answer: It can happen anywhere." What Oman failed to mention, however, is that those tables of numbers, including high taxes, high public salaries and pensions racked up in Detroit, were accumulated under more than 50 years of Democrat rule. Does anyone really believe that this wouldn't be "a political ideology thing" if those tables of numbers were accumulated by Detroit under Republican rule?
-- Eric Eisenlauer, Roseville