Letter to the editor: Sun should give equal scorn to president on fiscal cliffI just had to make a short comment on The Jamestown Sun’s buffalo chip to Congress for “failing to negotiate an agreement to avoid the impending fiscal cliff” in Saturday’s newspaper.
By: Kenneth L. Hall, Jamestown, The Jamestown Sun
I just had to make a short comment on The Jamestown Sun’s buffalo chip to Congress for “failing to negotiate an agreement to avoid the impending fiscal cliff” in Saturday’s newspaper. I agree but where is mention of the other side of negotiations? Doesn’t it take two to tango? That is what I have always been told. Is it that no one dare criticize our president for fear of being called a racist? Is there another reason the other side gets a pass? Maybe this is why no problems are solved?
The fiscal cliff is a joke anyway. If past experience is any indicator, which it usually is, our government will find a way to continue to spend money we do not have on things we do not need. And, no matter how much we increase taxes, the federal government will continue to spend more than it takes in, that has happened over and over in my lifetime. Economists pretty much agree that we have a spending problem, not a tax problem, but continuing to dupe the public into thinking we can solve our spending problem by increasing taxes buys more time for liberals to dole out more money and make more people dependent on government. This in turn assures that those who place all those people in poverty will get their votes in elections because now they think they can not support themselves and “need” government to live.
Call it whatever you want, (socialism, Marxism), throughout history it has always resulted in less prosperity and more misery. I challenge anyone to point out when and where socialism, communism or Marxism have produced a long-term prosperous society.