Their view: Democrats trying to protect public

Democrats trying to protect public

This letter to the editor comes from Portales’ Gene Bundy:

Some questions for all our local Tea Partiers/Republicans who are so upset with our national debt:

Where were you between 2002 and 2009?

Why weren’t you upset and yelling loudly when the Bush administration was spending all those trillions of dollars on immoral, illegal wars in Iraq and Afghanistan? (Remember the semi-trailer full of $100 bills that just disappeared?)

Why now?

Where were you when Reagan/Bush/Bush removed safeguards on our financial system? Why was it OK for the financial institutions to steal from the American people, with Republican backing, but it’s not OK for Democrats to protect us?

Maybe you need to rethink your priorities.