Initially the Democrats wanted a one-year extension of the payroll tax hike. Now that it's offered to them, they won't accept it. ("The GOP tax hike," Dec. 23.)

Now that the two-month extension has passed, what does that do for the economy and the taxpayers? We'd have this same scenerio played out again in February. This could potentially go on for the whole year over and over and over.

How demeaning for The Sun to mention the Wall Street Journal as "our ultraconservative brethren" in their editorial? It just emphasizes and reinforces your "true colors." I doubt if the WSJ would refer to The Sun as their ultraliberal brethren!

Marie Mullen, Joppa