Letters to the Editor

GOP makes it clear only the rich count them

EDITOR:

The House Republicans revealed their priorities and values this week despite their strong protests against “government spending.” They have chosen to give $4.3 trillion in tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans and corporations, and to preserve defense spending.

To protect these spending priorities, they have chosen to severely cut programs which address the needs of the poorest Americans: $33 billion in SNAP nutritional benefits, Child Tax Credits for 5.5 million children of low-income working families; Medicaid and CHIP benefits for 14 million children, etc. These cuts, if finally enacted, will speed up the race to the bottom for America’s poorest, and increase poverty from the current 15%, which is the highest it has been since 1993. NONE of these cuts will be used for deficit reduction.
Budgets reflect values. The American Catholic Bishops have said that this budget fails a basic moral test. Other Christians have said that it cannot be justified in Christian terms. I do not believe the values expressed in these budget cutes are the values of most Americans, regardless of party affiliation.

These priorities reflect Congress’s campaign funding sources: the wealthiest Americans, the corporations which are shipping their jobs overseas, the military-industrial complex. The Republicans in Congress have no interest in good government nor in the needs of the American people.

Tell your representative and senators to get their priorities straight and not allow this budget which will harm our country in so many ways.

Martha J. Karnopp
Aurora

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  • gofastgoi

    The ‘rich guys’ are the wealth creators, the job creators, the people who make the country grow.

    Just what do think would happen if they divied up the same money to the ‘have-nots’?  Well guess what, they already do and continue to year after year.  How much do those folks create?  They create more bastard babies, more uneducated citizenry, more poverty, more crime.

    If you do not help those who create good for America, you are left with the dregs of society, people on the dole and illegals.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/YGAWWPNHEWO52MTMB2MX6QQXNI keikoasmom

      The rich guys are selfish and do not share the wealth OR make jobs as far as I have seen. The expect to be “comped” or get discounts and they do little for anyone else, including their own employees. Case in point: a local builder and developer who routinely laid off his work crews on Dec. 23rd so that he wouldn’t have to pay Christmas bonuses. He also voted for Bush to be able to put millions more into investments, not into job creation.
      This how most rich work.
      The get rich off of the backs of the middle class, and if we allow them to continue to let us pay their taxes, it will ruin this country permanently.

      • we__are__screwed

        It cracks me up to hear liberals whine about the rich. How about we make a list of rich liberals that do nothing for their fellow man. What is Al Gores net worth? (200 million) What is HIS carbon foot print? What was Obamas net worth when he took office, what is it now? John Kerry? How corrupt is dingy Harry? How much did Joe Biden donate to charity last year? I could go on and on. The handlers are projecting and the sheep are drinking it up, the hypocrisy is deafening.

  • Flgator

    This country is built on hard working men and women who create opportunities for others. Not on people who feel entitled and expect a handout. Wake up Martha!

  • http://www.facebook.com/richard.clark.7982 Richard Clark

    NOW LETS TELL THE READERS THE REAL TRUTH…WHEN THEY SAY THAT THEY CHOSEN TO GIVE $4.3 TRILLION IN TAX CUTS TO THE WEALTHIEST AMERICANS AND CORPORATIONS….THIS MEANS THAT THAT THEY DECIDED TO LET THESE MEAN RICH AMERICANS AND CORPORATIONS KEEP THIER OWN MONEY…THIS IS NOT THE GOVERMENTS MONEY YOU STUPID COWS…THESE RACIST STUPID COLUMIST TRY TO MAKE IT SOUND LIKE THIS IS “YOUR” MONEY THEIR GIVING AWAY…IT’S NOT THE GOVERMENTS MONEY…IF YOU WERE ONE OF THESE RICH PEOPLE WOULDN’T YOU WANT TO KEEP MORE OF YOUR MONEY?…YOUR MONEY NOT GOVERMENTS. SEE THESE PEOPLE THAT POST THESE THINGS LIKE THIS LUNATIC MARTHA KARNOPP WHO P[OSTED THIS TRY TO MISLEAD AND LIE TO YOU THAT SOMEHOW THIS IS YOUR’S…IT’S NOT…IT’S BECAUSE OF STUPID IDIOTS LIKE THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY RIPPING THESE RICH PEOPLE OFF SO THEY CAN USE THAT MONEY TO SET UP MOOCH PROGRAMS TO BUY VOTES….AND THEN IF THESE PEOPLE GET TO KEEP MORE OF THEIR MONEY…ITS GOING TO HURT SOME MOOCH PROGRAM THESE PEOPLE SET UP TO BUY YOUR VOTE….IT’S NOT THEIR MONEY,,,,THEY OVER PROMISE MOOCH PROGRAM AFTER MOOCH AND THEN HAVE THE GALL TO MAKE IT SOUND LIKE IF THE RICH CAN’T FUND ALL THESE BUYING VOTE PROGRAMS SOMEHOW THEIR RIPPING OFF THE POOR PEOPLE…WIZE UP YOU STUPID LOONS.

  • http://www.facebook.com/richard.clark.7982 Richard Clark

    LOOK AROUND YOU COW….ALL THE CITIES YOU HEAR GOING BANKRUPT HAVE ALL BEEN CONTROLLED BY DEMOCRATS FOR YEARS…ALL OF THEM.

    • imahead

      STOP SHOUTING.

      • theQ

        I WILL WHEN YOU GET THE CRAP OUT OF YOUR EARS.

  • http://www.facebook.com/richard.clark.7982 Richard Clark

    Think about it …you can read a article like this and just instantly assume it’s correct because of the wording and math they are using…but it means nothing other than your reading someones highly emotional opinion…unless you have someone’s counter point your being programmed without more facts. I could counter this by saying democrats promised too much and now we have to cut on those programs because we don’t the money all because democrats needed to buy votes by giving goodies.