The piece identified Josef Ratzinger as Pope Benedict XIV. He is Pope Benedict XVI. — Editor
Paul Richard’s letter (July 8) is full of rhetoric but completely devoid of any facts. This is not surprising because he really doesn’t have any evidence to back up his claim that Congresswoman Susan Davis is a so-called debt queen.
The reality is that when President Bush and the Republicans were doubling our national debt, mostly with tax cuts for the rich, Davis was fighting them all the way. She opposed the Bush economic policies that squandered a budget surplus in 2001 and brought our economy on the verge of another Great Depression.
Davis has championed pay-as-you-go spending rules for Congress and supported creating the current debt commission to find ways of reducing our national debt. It is quite a stretch for Mr. Richard to pin our current economic crisis on Davis.