To the editor:
Where are the old-fashioned Republicans of yesteryear? The ones best known for their commitment to conserving, protecting and maintaining that which we as a nation already had. The ones who believed in repairing and refurbishing before the last result of replacing. People who took the responsibilities of public office seriously, who would have been ashamed to be elected to Congress, to accept taxpayers’ money as salary, and then refuse to do the job of governing.
Traditional Republicans would have looked beyond “whose administration introduced this legislation” to ask themselves “What does our country need at this time?” For example, Republicans of the old school, even those who did not believe in job stimulation in the U.S., would have acknowledged how badly our roads, airports, bridges, levees, pipelines, sewers and national parks need repair and maintenance and would have done something about it. Grand Old Party, where are you? Our country needs you.