Re "Ryan's budget plan puts us closer to democracy's death" (Letters, April 3): Never has democracy in this nation steered closer to death, than during the presidency of Barack Obama. The nails in the coffin have been driven by an administration bent on fundamentally transforming this nation into a something the founding fathers wouldn't recognize.
Rep. Paul Ryan's budget proposal seeks to reverse this descent into national insolvency and crushing debt. Forced wealth redistribution schemes such as Obamacare and exploding giveaway programs will not salvage this flaccid economy. Fiscal responsibility and scaled-back government intrusion will.
-- Michael Miro, El Dorado Hills