Republicans barking up the wrong tree

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The Republicans in the 2008 election took to warning us of impending “socialism” if the Democrats won the election. What a joke; Bush, in his eight years as President, did his best to turn America into a welfare state. After Barack Obama’s election as president the anti-tax movement, conservatives and the GOP have taken to labeling everything Obama and the Democrats have done as “socialist.” The GOP says universal health care falls into the realm of socialism. If that be the case, what do we call the millions of troops and servicemen, both active and retired, who receive universal health care year in and year out? Socialists. Republicans are barking up the wrong tree. Ron Lowe, Nevada City