Sunday, May 29, 2011

Republicans Vote To Authorize Endless War

A letter to Jason Chaffetz, who represents my district in Congress:


Mr. Chaffetz,

If you come home to tell us that the Democrats don't have a plan, I for one, will consider your conclusion as a ruse.  Republicans hold the purse strings for now, and we can be sure that if the Democrats had a plan, committees with Republican majorities will never let a Democrat plan out of committee.  We all know your plan to end Medicare as we know it, has been pitched as a plan to save it.  It is really a plan to shift the cost of care for our seniors from government to them.  Under your plan, the cost of healthcare will leave little room left for anything else for tomorrow's seniors.  Few have seen it as a plan to divide the vote and pit the young against the old, but that's what it is.

I see also that the ACLU has reported that the latest defense authorization bill will permit "endless war", ostensibly as a way to stimulate the economy.  We know from eight long years of Bush rule, that war doesn't create jobs.

Say what you like, but I will be telling my friends that the Republican plan is a plan to send income upwards.  It's a plan that will permit a further concentration of wealth into the hands of just a few men and women who think they know what's best for us.  You, sir, are going to help create a Banana Republic at the expense of the everyone else.

So I ask you, have you noticed that the United States became the most powerful economy on the planet when the top marginal tax rate was 90%?  Perhaps you could try raising taxes to close the deficit.  Think about that.

Sincerely,

Scott Dunn
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