Thank you for shedding light on the thinking processes of the far left. Wow.

In her recent Community Voices piece ("On the rug that embodies U.S., tea party is just useless fringe," Oct. 18) Pam Wildermuth actually wrote that the tea party is "continuing to deny the facts and figures."

That is what caused me to laugh out loud. The core values of hard work and being fiscally responsible are not "fringe." It's the way Americans have built this beautiful republic of ours. The tea party simply wants our federal government to get out of debt, stop spending frivolously and stop adding financial burdens onto our grandchildren, all of whom will soon enough figure out exactly which party continually denied the facts and figures.

Brian Simler