Letter to the editor: Finance system business of government

Dwayne Andreas, chairman of Archer Daniels Midland, told Mother Jones: "There isn't one grain of anything in the world that is sold in a free market. Not one! The only place you see a free market is in the speeches of politicians." The government in our country is deeply involved in shaping the market in […]

Financial situation caused by lack of oversight

The editorial “Government hinders financial progress” (needs a state it ran) makes several statements that can not be supported by facts. Our current financial situation is directly attributable to a lack of governmental oversight of financial activity. The statement is made that America is the most upward mobile nation in history. The Organization for Economic […]

Letter to the editor: Limiting government caused state of economy

The Sept. 14 editorial “Government can’t create jobs by spending” is a continuation of “government is bad” ideology. The article blames Keynesian economics for the situation we are in. That is contradictory to what mainstream economists, financial experts and investigative journalists have concurred. The evidence overwhelmingly points to no controls over new financial products, weakening […]

Letter to the editor: Cutting spending not way to go

The editorial, “Government needs more cuts to survive crisis,” is something akin to what doctors formerly practiced — bleeding a patient. Both accomplishes the same thing; worsening the condition it is supposed to cure. Government cutting spending will increase unemployment, which will decrease spending by the public, resulting in lower tax receipts, more government spending […]

Letter to the editor: Debt showdown irresponsible

Raising the debt ceiling is a formality that has been a part of government for years. Basically, raising it is agreeing to pay debts that have already been incurred. Where was the concern when the debt was piling up? The time to control indebtedness is at the time of purchase, not when the bills come […]

Letter to the editor: Tax cuts make deficit worse

Your editorial “Midterm results should invigorate Washington” advocates the extension of Bush’s tax cuts for the rich, repealing the health care reform and underfunding or eliminating a “few” vulnerable federal agencies. The editorial says Bush’s tax cuts should be extended. The tax cuts for the rich is a HUGE part of our deficits, a fact […]

Letter to the editor: Government-run programs efficient

Your recent editorial headlined “Conse-quences of health care unfolding” is a continuing dog and pony show to maintain the status quo for the moneyed interests. This is the same ideology of no controls on business and free market knows best — hello financial crisis and oil spill. A short summary of what the “revered” plan […]

Letter to the editor: Price hike in line with economy

The editorial “Privat-izing mail delivery could save the post office” is a part of the ongoing effort to try to discredit the government. The proposed stamp price increase is used to support the contention that the post office is an inefficient bloated bureaucracy. The increase of the price of stamps to 46 cents would be […]

Letters to the editor: Rodeo coach commendable

Tucumcari is a wonderful town with a wonderful community college. Above all, you have an amazing rodeo coach. I hope you realize and appreciate the talents and accomplishments of C.J. Aragon. Here in Idaho, we are so proud of our Idaho native and have sent students from here to be tutored under his expertise. We’ve […]

Health care law still under attack

The recently passed health reform law is still being attacked by those wanting to retain the status quo. This attack is conducted by misrepresenting the content of the law, its costs and who will pay for it. What we don’t hear from conservatives is why it was needed in the first place. Here are some […]