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Democrats abandon small business [Letter]

BusinessSmall BusinessesRobert L. Ehrlich Jr.

William Smith writes that Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s column concerning the Republican Party being the champion of small business is a fantasy and sets forth his own storyline that he alleges to have a "ring of truth to it" ("Ehrlich's small business rhetoric rings hollow," May 13). Normally, I would dismiss such cliché riddled rants for what they are worth. However, the truly disturbing part of his letter is that Mr. Smith unfortunately depicts the predominant thinking found in our colleges and universities, the national media, and the leadership of the Democratic Party. Any attempts to support business must be designed to support fat cats with private jets and not those who try to obtain rewards for themselves and their families as a result of hard work and ingenuity. The people who make payroll with checks out of their own pockets far outnumber the corporate fat cats claimed by Mr. Smith, and those corporate lackeys in the Republican Party think they actually should try to help them. The nerve!

It used to be that members of both parties worked together to help small business, the engine of a strong economy. No more. The William Smiths of the Democratic Party have made sure of that. This may explain why we have half-trillion dollar on up annual federal deficits and the slowest recovery from a recession since World War II. I could go on, but I have to put some phantom fuel into my phantom private jet.

Robert C. Erlandson, Linthicum

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