GOP Desires Power, Not a Balanced Budget

I was surprised that the editorial ``Budget Battle Ahead,'' March 7, was essentially in support of the balanced-budget amendment. It seemed obvious to me that the Republican majority hadn't the slightest interest in balancing the budget.

One only has to look back to Reaganomics to realize that.

What is at stake here is an entirely different agenda, one that would set the stage for a conservative reengineering of society.

This was not about balanced budgets, it was about power and disenfranchisement in a new social order. Jay Putt, Setauket, N.Y.

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