Letters to the Editor
Highlands TodayLearn the facts
Published: June 13, 2012
Published: June 13, 2012
The letter from Mr. Gulledge, a nonpartisan tea party member, talked about his members being middle class, God-fearing, patriotic and devoted to our country. You also talked about Mr. Reagan being a good president (nonpartisan?) and by not being a member of the tea party you're not in the "real" middle class.
Since I don't belong to the "real" middle class, I would like to make a few comments from "my" middle class. I guess you could call this class warfare.
According to tea party chairman Nelson, your members drive American cars like Fords, Chevys and some of them drive foreign cars like Hondas and Toyotas. I hate to tell you this; your members that drive the Toyotas and Hondas must be more devoted to Japan. Maybe you didn't realize that since Japan has been the only country to (sneak) attack America in the last century, and if wasn't for the American automobile companies helping the war effort, you wouldn't be having your tea parties.
I voted for Reagan and my wife lost her job. After 16 years on the job, I was laid off twice during his first term in office. Reagan's campaign was about how high Carter's debt was. When Reagan left office the national debt had almost tripled. This doesn't mean I wouldn't vote Republican again — it means I'm going to do research before I cast my ballot.
We will be in deep trouble when one party is in charge of everything; the last administration proved that. I don't recall there being a tea party here during the Bush administration.
If you want to help America, ask your members to buy from American companies instead of Japan, Korea and China. These countries manipulate their currency, don't trade fairly with America and are supported by their government. If every American would insist on products from American companies, we wouldn't have such high unemployment. They don't have to defeat America; they are buying us with our money.
Americans needs to wake up. Have you ever thought about what might happen if other countries gain control of our manufacturing?
I would like to remind Ms. Grime that she isn't the only left-winger trying to expose the misinformation that is being expressed by the "teapublicans."
You only have to look at the House of Representatives to see what party has the tea baggers. By the way, it's the Republicans. So that ends the argument who the tea party endorses.
Now on the subject of trillionaires, there aren't any according to the Fortune 500 Club, Mr. Mixon. But I do agree with you that public pensions need to be cut back.
As for capitalism, Mr. Gulledge, you might want to ask all these fine capitalists where their money has been invested lately? Let me answer that for you, communist China.
I believe that blows a hole in your theory that all communist countries are failures. I have to add that most capitalists only care about the return on their lucre.
I'm sorry, Mr. Mixon, about your misfortune in not getting the 3.6 percent increase in your 2012 Social Security check. I guess that went to faithful Democrats.
To correct the misinformation about Social Security raises, one only has to check his or her Social Security benefits statements and the recipient will find out that he or she has received an increase eight out of the last 10 years, unless you are still working, and I don't consider that retirement.
I understand that most tea party members want to keep Social Security and Medicare basically the same. I have to ask what you tea party folks are willing to sacrifice so the youth of this nation can have the same success as our generation, and by the way, I think they deserve health care with a premium similar to Medicare.