Why we need the Republican Party

I was amused to read The Daily Times editorial, “Tax hikes would hurt” on Nov. 1. The description of our “lame duck” governor’s proposals to triple the Flush Tax, add 15 cents to the gas tax and increase car registration and emission fees by 50 percent is typical for a politician on the way out.

One wonders if our esteemed leader would be so thus inclined if he were running for re-election.

On the same page of the newspaper, butted up to the tax hike opinion article, appeared Donald G. Griffin’s view that “Republicans and George Bush have caused our problems.” His solution is to eliminate the GOP — “they have been around for too long.”

Mr. Griffin’s shortsighted view is lopsided, to say the least.

May I be so bold as to describe what the country would look like if we got rid of the GOP. It would look like Maryland on a grander scale.

Ralph Cordrey

Sharptown