. . . but it helps!
Another day, another letter to the editors of the Hare-Dispatch from a clueless, hateful Democrat containing the typical class warfare twaddle including a call to support Big Labor, which provides a “voice for the middle-and lower-income.”
Continuing this fact-free screed the letter writer claims that Big Labor only gives Democrats a “pittance” but the GOP is “bought and paid for” by those eeeeevil corporations.
Yeah, it took me a while to stop laughing, too, but even more hilarious was when this class warrior got personal:
“Locally we have a new congressman who is already riding the gravy train, being on “Meet the Press” after a few months in office, and with a trip to Afghanistan. All junkets should be canceled in light of our financial problems.
“Just tell me what my taxpayer dollars accomplished by sending him to Afghanistan? Maybe if we cut political trips, we might be able to continue to fund Head Start or something like that. Of course, that is only for the poor, so who cares?”
What a hoot! Ya gotta love the righteous indignation of the poorly informed.
An investigation by The Chicago Tribune discovered out of our entire Illinois delegation, Democrat Sen. Dick Durbin traveled the most on taxpayer $$$$ vising 14 countries in the period from 2009-2010. Democrat Rep. Jan Schakowsky was second with 10 countries in a year’s time. Even more pathetic, Democrat Roland Burris, who was only our specially selected Senator for two years visited 8 countries in two years.
But hey, never let the facts get in the way of a good class warfare rant.
As long as the GOP only controls the House, ineffective programs like Head Start and Planned Parenthood will never get defunded. Better to wait until the entire federal government is under the control of fiscally responsible elected officials to get rid of these dinosaurs.
In the mean time, it would be better for the House to just go for a 5%-10% across-the-board funding decrease rather than get bloodied doing battle with all these sacred cows.
Except for the most extreme—like Obama and the Senate leadership, almost everyone else would agree after a 24% increase over the last two years, a 5% across the board cut would be doable—and reasonable.