Chickens do come home to roost and keep on coming. Pull up "Senator Jake Garn" on Wikipedia. A career highlight he will forever be known for is: "As chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, Garn was co-author of the Garn-St. Germain Depository Institutions Act of 1982, the law that deregulated the savings and loan industry and led to the savings and loan crisis of the late 1980s."

Fast forward to today, and who do we find as longtime members of the Senate Banking Committee and Senate Finance Committee? Yes, Utah's Robert F. Bennett and Orrin G. Hatch, respectively — both cheerleaders for deregulation and free-marketeering.

The Senate is supposed to be an assembly of America's wisest caretakers of the Union. What we have had in recent years is just the opposite. Betrayal is not strong enough to describe their behavior, nor is criminal neglect. How about treason?

Warren S. Wright

St. George