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Some bad tea

Dear Editor:

Over the last few weeks we have been introduced to the TEA party, a group of people that don’t want to pay taxes and keep every dime they earn. What do these people expect will pay for all the services, schools, roads, bridges, fire protection, police protection and many other necessary expenditures? No one likes to pay taxes but what else can pay for all of the above? I still remember a Bush statement that the private sector will take care of it! Typical Republican hog wash!

Just out of Washington yesterday, Wall Street is spending $500 million to convince Congress to kill the reform bill that will finally curb their reckless behavior. That’s one investment that’s paying off. Every Republican is now on record opposing Wall Street reform! That means every single Republican is on record protecting the big banks instead of the countless Americans who have lost jobs, money, homes or their pensions because of Wall Street’s behavior.



It seems hard to believe that anyone would oppose Wall Street reform in the middle of the current financial crisis, yet the Republicans are willing to do it to protect their allies in the big banks! The so-called TEA party has no leadership, just rabble rousers that cry all the way to the bank! I heard a statement on the news that many TEA party members earn $500,000 or more so they cry bloody murder when the tax man cometh. ‘Nuff said!

Chris Tessem




Basalt


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