Donna Sweere: Response to SMP editorial
October 21, 2011
To the editor:
The Republicans should compromise?
It has been 900 days since the president and Democrats submitted a required budget. They continue to spend more than they take in, increase the debt exponentially, waste money beyond our imagination, and play Russian roulette with a frightened nation's economy every few months to get an increase, instead of providing a required budget and living with accountability.
If a bully came to your house and took your life savings, your job, and added a debt to your name that you couldn't pay in 10 lifetimes, then slapped you around for your house and blamed you because you wouldn't compromise, it would represent what the Democrats have done to the Republicans.
Compromise you say?
This administration takes money out of our pockets and puts the money in the pockets of layabouts and illegals. It has put a stranglehold on the private sector and blamed free market capitalism for the corrupt, crony capitalism it created. It colludes with the Federal Reserve that manipulates interest and the money supply.
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Marxist-Socialism has never worked (note the mountains of 20th Century corpses that it left behind).
It is a failure in Europe. It is a fatal attraction for those who want cradle to grave nanny care with the least possible exertion.
For decades, we the people have tended our families, our jobs, our churches, and our civic organizations with faith-based values while liberals systematically glorified promiscuity, adultery, violence, atheism, anti-Americanism and drugs through media, movies, TV, tax-funded, compulsory, school monopolies and college academia.
I am fed up with fear mongering about cuts to police, firemen and teachers every time the government wants higher taxes and more money to spend frivolously.
First, cut this bloated government. This president added 180,000 employees to the federal government. Cut the spending back to 2008 levels. Stop the nonsense about extorting our security first.
I am ready to champion a Constitutionally-limited government that carries out only the seven enumerated responsibilities given to the feds instead of the thousands of overlapping agencies and departments of the three million bureaucrats, 45 (unauthorized by Congress) czars, and unknown number of lobbyists that now exist.
The responsibilities not assigned to the feds by the Constitution must go to the states: some of those include reformed education and welfare to the truly infirmed and disadvantaged who are not drug addicts.
Finally, I want term limits. I am heartsick about the lame and pathetic career politicians in Congress who sell us out daily for votes.
The first unnamed business owner (probably 150 years ago) who went to an unnamed Congressman with an offer of funding for re-election in exchange for a law that would cripple his competition harmed free trade and the corrupt lawmaker stuck the first knife in the heart of the Republic.
We also need a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution now.
Vote well in 2012.
May God save us all.