Stop using tax payer dollars for pension plans of public employees. That would be a great start!
That could change this week when lawmakers return from their summer recess. Legislative leaders are considering several ways to address pension abuses and long-term financial health in the systems that pay for government worker retirement benefits. Among them:
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Tea party is like Confederacy - Turlock Letters - Modbee.com
The problem our nation is having now is not between the president and the Republicans, it is between the president and the elected tea party representatives. A very high percentage of these representatives and their constituents believe that Obama is not an American, and-or Obama was elected illegally by voters who were either felons, illegal aliens or not registered to vote.
The tea party people want their country back. Talk to them. They are more than willing to tell you all the misconceptions, lies and half-truths to back up their beliefs. Through lies and fear the tea party has grown, and with financial help from the extreme right wing and the help of Fox News they have become a force. Like their forefathers in the south in 1861 who were willing to go to war and destroy the U.S. government over the issues of secession and the right to own property (slaves), the current tea party is willing to have the United States default, lose Social Security and Medicare, have the stock market crash, all because the tea party must prove to the American people that the White House is no place for an African American.
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My response to the letter:
DC wanted to do and end around the constitution and control the states. General Lee knew what was going on. He detested slavery, but chose to fight for the his state of Virginia because he saw what was happening. Slavery was on its way out, but those who were in power, i.e., the bankers, before the Federal Reserve was created, used Lincoln to start the ball rolling. We are seeing the result of the civil war now. If the Confederate States would have defeated the Northern Aggressors, we would still be a rugged individualist nation, were people took care of themselves, and a man would be judged on his character and abilities, and not the color of his skin.
Even MLK understood this, he was a republican, and a pretty conservative one at that.
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