Latta did right thing in debt vote


The Blade has unfairly vilified U.S. Rep. Bob Latta (R., Bowling Green) for voting not to raise the already high national debt limit (“Jordan and Latta votes raise questions, Shutdown crisis, future leave residents uneasy,” Oct. 20).

Our nation must borrow money and pay interest on it, much like personal credit card debt. Instead of paying off the credit card, the Obama Administration and most of Congress chose to raise our unbudgeted limit. Our national debt grows without a plan for paying it down. They are just passing it on to someone else.

A lot of this debt is owed to China. Does that influence the administration’s foreign policy?

I applaud my congressman, Mr. Latta, for voting against raising federal spending without a clear plan to pay it down.


Sylvania Township


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Latta a part of care problem

Mr. Latta does not represent his constituents. He is the product of Washington’s big-money ultraconservatives.

I do not appreciate those who represent others than their stated constituency. I especially abhor the special hypocrisy that Mr. Latta practices.

Mr. Latta states he is against Obamacare because it’s too costly. But Mr. Latta supports prohibiting Medicare from negotiating drug prices with manufacturers. My prescription has increased so much in recent years that I’m now into the gap in coverage called the doughnut hole.

All major purchases in the United States are negotiated or bid on, but not Medicare’s drugs. I’m aghast that Mr. Latta shows so little empathy for people and is so supportive of negative, campaign-money-driven politics.

The Blade should report on Mr. Latta’s campaign income, showing how much comes from his district and how much comes from Washington’s special interests.

Northwest Ohioans deserve a better representative than we’ve been gerrymandered into having.




Don’t fret over executions

No one cares if the drugs used for executions are “humane, reliable, efficient, and tested” (“Lethal pause,” editorial, Oct. 3). Did murderers think about these things as they killed others?

How about executing these murderers in the same way they killed their victims?