There are some questions I would like answered by the Republican Party and these "tea party" people. Where were you when President George W. Bush and a Republican-controlled Congress took power in 2000 and turned our largest budget surplus into record deficits?
Where were they when we were taken into a war with Iraq, which had nothing to do with the 9/11 attack and had no weapons of mass destruction? This war has cost thousands of American military personnel their lives and over $1 trillion and still counting -- in lives and dollars.
Now the Republicans and tea party are furious about health care reform. Where were they when Bush and his Republican Congress passed the Medicare prescription drug bill? This bill was allowed to be literally written by the drug companies at a cost of $750 billion. This cost was hidden until after the bill passed. For what was spent compared with the benefit for seniors, this may well be the worst bill ever passed.
This protest against health care is not about saving our country. It is just partisan politics and trying to make sure President Barack Obama doesn't succeed where the Republicans failed.
HAROLD L. HOUSEHOLDER
New Galilee, Lawrence County