Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Out with ‘naked socialism’

Having read so many election editorials, I gather my vision differs from many, based on what I've seen these past two years.

I've seen a 2,000-page document delivered in the middle of the night to congressmen with them being told to vote on the bill two days later (the stimulus bill).

I recall a bill for "nationalized" health care, with an exception just for Nebraska. Huh? Have a vote on it without debate and hurry up. "Pass it, so we can find out what's in it." Do it against the will of the people. When it doesn't work for some large entities, grant them an exception so they don't have to comply with the new law. Grant it right before the elections, so the employees of McDonald's, a 150,000-member New York teachers union and several other large organizations will return the favor. You've got to be kidding me. What are the chances they'll grant any of us an exception to the fancy new law?

Those tax cuts passed a few years back? One party says let's now discriminate against 2 percent of the population. The dollars they spend don't "stimulate" the economy, I guess. Sending them to the IRS instead ought to solve everything here locally. If a tax cut is good for me (I'm not even close to being in the 2 percent) and you, why isn't it good for everyone?

Naked socialism is before us. What else can you call it? They believe we don't have the power to do anything about it. Will someone running in this party line, any of you, please tell me this is not what the party is about? It seems pretty clear that it is. On Nov. 2, we'll see whether something can be done about it.

Marty Miller


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