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The King Has No Clothes

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January 17, 2013

 

Ravenna Record Courier

126 North Chestnut Street

Ravenna, OH  44266

 

Dear Editor,

 

In December, Mr. Chlysta wrote in this newspaper that our nations financial problems were caused primarily by the “Bush” tax cuts, which the Democrats have spent a decade demonizing as a Republican “gift to the wealthy”. In his view, we would have no debt if we just got rid of those tax cuts and our newly re-elected President was going to be “fiscally responsible” and finally get rid of them. I pointed out that we would see who was fiscally responsible, when the President had the opportunity to end them by simply letting them automatically expire at the end of the year.  What did the President and the Democrats do?  They made the temporary “Bush” tax cuts the PERMANENT “Obama” tax cuts for 98% of all tax payers! They did not eliminate them because they were good for Americans, not bad as we had been told. Their objections over the past decade were a total lie used for political purposes to fool simple minded people like Mr. Chlysta and it worked.

 

So, now we move on to the second Democrat BIG LIE, which is the President’s calling card.  If the “rich” would just pay their “fair share”, we could pay “our” bills and provide the services our people need from government.  Which is tied to the other lie that we need to tax the “rich” to protect the”middle class” from higher taxes.  Guess what happened? The President got his wish. The evil “rich”, finally determined to be people making over $400,00 per year, received a significant tax increase and will now to be paying their “fair share”! Justice at last! Our problems are solved!

 

The result being? Not savings. Not fiscal responsibility. Not applying this supposedly HUGE new tax revenue the President promised would balance our annual budget, pay our bills or reduce the nations debt. They raised taxes on the ‘rich” and spent it all in one day.  It was a lie. Taxing the rich does nearly NOTHING to solve our fiscals “SPENDING” problem.  It was all just political class warfare. Divide and conquer.  And guess who got a tax increase?  You did, not just the "rich".  Every single working American got a smaller pay check this month because the President let a cut in employee social security payments laps. At my company, employees making as little as $30,000 per year got a $600 tax INCREASE.  I would hardly call that “rich” Mr. President.  I bet Mr. Chlysta is crest fallen to see his fearless leader exposed as such a hypocrite and political manipulator. You’ve been “played” for a fool Mr. Chlysta, as have all of you who voted for the “Liar in Chief” - not once but twice. 

 

So, just keep on drinking the kool-aid.  Believe him when he tells you that “we do not have a spending problem” when we are spending 40% more than we take in each day.  Believe him when he tells you that the evil Republicans are going to cut off your social security check and stop paying our military because they will not raise the debt ceiling. When in FACT it is the President’s sole discretion to decide who does not get paid.  HE - not the Republicans - is going to decide that you don’t get paid so that he can use you and your suffering to get his way.  Believe him when he tells you that the Republican’s don’t want to pay "our" bills by borrowing more trillions, when it is HE who is spending $1.4 Trillion per year more than comes in and does not want to pay for it. The king has no clothes, but what a magnificent suit he is wearing indeed, as I am sure all you loyal subjects can clearly see.

 

Tom Zawistowski

Executive Director

Portage County TEA Party

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 February 2013 15:57
 


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