From the letters in today's Strib
• Fiscal conservatives will not object if the programs are run properly. After all, fiscal conservatives recognize good value.
• Social conservatives will not object so long as only those who are truly in need receive the benefits. Government programs always seem to become bloated and all-inclusive. (Including everyone is merely a way to buy votes with the taxpayers' money.)
If the Star Tribune would really like to see bipartisanship, it needs to stop the divisive rhetoric. Conservatives have good ideas, too. All we ask is accountability, and when we see a program that isn't working properly we no longer want to fund the program. Sorta like wanting to cut off funding for the war in Iraq.
So with a half trillion dollars spent in Iraq, do you see this as proper and accountable way to spend our tax payer money? Good value? Half a trillion dollars for the execution of a despot?