Clinton's New Covenant? Thanks, But No Thanks

In "The crux for Clinton: following through" (News: Commentary & Analysis, Feb. 6), you seem to think the New Covenant is a reasonable vision of government. You quote from Clinton's State of the Union speech: "We should rely on government as a partner to help us do more for ourselves." As a middle-class American who voted for the GOP last November, I see nothing reasonable in that. This government "partner," with my other "partner," the state of Michigan, already takes 40% of my income.

Please, no more partners! We can do more for ourselves if the government gets out of our lives, leaves us alone, reduces its size, and takes less of our money. So let's get on with it, GOP. We have two years. Let's slash, let's burn.

Peter Chandler

Muskegon, Mich.

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