To the editor: (and 20 signature last week's letter)
Since I only walk on water on Tuesday, I do not presume to speak for God. (Smile)
I do suspect God is neutral on government, but I think might agree it's to do collectively what we cannot do separately.
Elections are to discuss wants and needs. Those elected are charged to find solutions.
The problem is we played at war until we're stone cold broke. We have to tax everybody more and rich most to balance the national checkbook before we can decide how to rebuild infrastructure, educate, tend sick and old.
Having spent more on military than the rest of the world combined, a 50% "sequester" would leave an elegant sufficiency of 50% of 1/2 the rest of the world combined (and good riddance of generals with booze problems with shaky fingers on nuke triggers).
Again, it's the CIA-Pentagon huge "black budget" that is the problem begging solution.
Tax proportionate to ability to pay and wring the wash cloth of priorities is the job of the day.
Sinful Tea Party preached politics from both pulpit and collection plate. Their assets should be taxed. We can't afford tantrum and conniption fits. Let them stew in their private blender of prune juice until cured of political constipation.
I'm happy to accept your 20 signatures of last week's letters as mild sore losers - but otherwise friends and neighbor types.
"Go thou and sin no more." (Smile) We can walk on water together this winter wearing skates.
Robert Eugene Molenaar, M.D.
P.S. J P Morgan retrospective confabulation saw light of day. Just dumped a bunch of funny money sub prime home loans on good old tax supported Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. So they paid a fine of $19-20 billion. Just the cost of doing business. No jail time. That's for kids who hold up gas stations.
P.S.S. N Dakota pipeline leaked 20,000 gallons. Didn't get reported 11 days. Takes that long to tell it from water. Just N Dakota Republican color blindness.