Letters to the Editor

Political: Republicans live on credit

One can see by the performance of the Republican Party during the past four years that we have not experienced a real reduction in our personal taxes and we have seen a massive expansion of the size of our national government. So what is it that the Republicans really stand for? Because the Republicans represent and are controlled by the large, international corporations, their political decisions are ultimately chosen to benefit these corporations. They want to reduce their taxes. They want to reduce the size of government so there will be no oversight on their corporate actions and behavior. It would seem that the Republican Party is best described as the “spend and charge party,” -- spending money that isn’t theirs and letting someone else pay for the deficits they have created.

The Democrats are described by the Republicans as the “tax and spend party.” It is appropriate to note that the process of identifying needs, taxing to correct those needs and then spending to eliminate those needs is the responsible way to deal with the problems we as a society create. The Democratic party, the responsible “tax, then spend party,” provides our nation with the responsible way for our society to deal with our problems.

Our choice in November is to vote to allow corporations, through the Corporate/Republican “credit card, spend and tax party” to determine who we are as a nation or to vote for the responsible Democratic, “tax, then spend party” who accept the responsibility to address the needs of the individuals of our nation.

If you are satisfied that the international corporations do have your best interests at heart, then give them your vote. If you see a need for citizens to address the problems created by the members of our nation, then join other responsible citizens and give the responsible, tax then spend, Democratic Party your vote.

Sid Iverson

Coupeville

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