A letter from Bobby Stauffer last Sunday properly castigates Sen. Joe Lieberman for his extortion activities regarding the Senate health-care reform bill ("Contemptible," Issue One). Connecticut's bantam rooster of a legislator has killed any chance of meaningful price competition among health-care insurers. He has thus achieved the goal of his sponsor/benefactors, the giant insurance interests that have showered him with millions of dollars of "campaign" funds. For this he deserves the opprobrium that Mr. Stauffer, in two sarcastic paragraphs, heaped upon him.
The third paragraph of Mr. Stauffer's letter is something else again. Continuing in his sarcastic tone, he writes, " ... let's freeze all government spending unless it's used for defense and Israel (which are acceptable to Mr. Lieberman). ..."
The linking of "Lieberman" and "Israel" seems obvious. Of the dozens of countries that receive American foreign aid, only Israel is mentioned.
Careful, Mr. Stauffer. Your biggotry is showing.