GOP patriotism fades when money talks on cyber security
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I wonder how many of your readers were shocked by the Senate Republicans' latest homage to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and corporate America. The article "Senate Action on Cyber Security Blocked" (Aug. 3) reported that a GOP-led filibuster against a cyber security bill has reduced the level of our national security.
The reason? Corporate America thinks it's just too expensive. Our security ... too expensive? That doesn't sound like a group that supports America, but rather their own pockets. And it sure doesn't sound like my father's GOP.
What's next? Hazardous medical waste? Too expensive, just chuck it in the river. Fracking fluids? Too expensive, just pour it in the nearest stream. Nuclear waste? Ah, just dump it in the desert.
Wake up, America -- if the Republicans (or should I say the Chamber of Commerce?) get control in November, expect lots more of the same.
JEFFREY R. HOLST
First Published August 9, 2012 12:00 am