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The welfare clause -- our national social contract -- and other parts of the Constitution require us to redress income disparity through the minimum wage and redistribution of wealth. To further rectify the disparity, I recommend the living wage and a surge tax on the super-rich, as billionaires Warren Buffett and Bill Gates so want.

What I like about those two is that they (1) create jobs, (2) want to pay higher taxes -- yes, those tax shelters -- and (3) are donating most of their vast wealth to charity. This is rational, as opposed to just giving away all one's wealth!

Society owes its members opportunity. With the growth of government obligations, we are honoring the Declaration of Independence with its advocating the protection of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. With that growth has arrived less government onerousness with our liberties!

We liberals and others are keeping us from further riding on the road to serfdom that reactionaries so desire! They would dismantle our nanny state -- Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, WICA, the new health system and other vital opportunities.

As a new Democrat, I value our regulated free market, so I acquiesce to using insurance companies, but prefer that we would go for Medicare and Medicaid for near all. The VA covers us others.

Our prescient President Obama is trying to further our trading with Asia. To help more, we need a better Trade Adjustment Act, as Sen. John McCain advocates -- unless, as with so much else, he has further succumbed to demagoguery.

Some on the left criticize Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, economic advisor Larry Summers and us Democrats as being too cozy with special business interests. We need to value business, but not cater to those parts of it who have undue demands!

Taking care of the least of us is a justifiable special interest! Reactionaries ought to give up their welfare-queen and television-and-automobile-obsession claims about the indigent! Bleat and weep!

Morgan-Lynn Griggs Lamberth

Augusta

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soldout
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soldout 11/10/10 - 11:48 pm
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Is the left the solution or

Is the left the solution or the problem? Can't be both. Where is the compassion for the least among us (the unborn). The right has the most compassion giving more to charity than the left by far. The left does what is right in their own mind. Each person decides where to place their trust when they vote.

blamin
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blamin 11/11/10 - 02:05 am
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Jeez, I hardly know where to

Jeez, I hardly know where to start. Pick a paragraph, any paragraph. The very first sentence shows a definete lack of knowledge. Seriously, pick any part of this letter.

OK, I get it, the chronicle wishes to amuse us. The comics page is not enough.

"Morgan-Lynn Griggs Lamberth" is that even a real person? If so, how many gift cards did she/he recieve for voting?

carcraft
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carcraft 11/11/10 - 05:39 am
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Yes America should

Yes America should redistribute the wealth and become a democratic socialist nation like, England, France and Greece..sure is working well for them! LOL The Welfare clause in the constitution is the justification for the other powers such as the ability of congress to levy taxes. The left just assumes anything found in the constitution gives them the power to tax, regulate and subsidize what ever their little hearts desire..except the second amendment and the first amendment, they obviously can't mean what they say since the people clearly should not be allowed to own guns and religion has to be regulated...

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carcraft 11/11/10 - 05:37 am
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Gates, Buffet etc can do what

Gates, Buffet etc can do what they want with their money, they just can't impose their belief and desire on other peoples money!

carcraft
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carcraft 11/11/10 - 05:59 am
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Yes lets give the health care

Yes lets give the health care bill more time. The health care bill is already projected to cost $115 BILLION dollars ( for the liberals there are a lot of zeros after the $115) and 1/3 of the deadlines for implimentation have been missed..sure is going well isn't it?

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Dixieman 11/11/10 - 06:00 am
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This is a parody,

This is a parody, right?
Right?

Inquiring Lynn
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Inquiring Lynn 11/11/10 - 06:57 am
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Scandianvia is quite a

Scandianvia is quite a success! Learn to read without your well-trained eyes to see what you read or hear in your biased manner than what the person really states! Carcraft, the Supreme Court ever supports our position!
Bleat and- weep!

Carleton Duvall
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Carleton Duvall 11/11/10 - 07:19 am
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This person, I can't

This person, I can't determine if it is a man or women from the name, should move to Cuba where redistribution of wealth has made everyone poor.

Inquiring Lynn
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Inquiring Lynn 11/11/10 - 07:33 am
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scoobedoisback, again that

scoobedoisback, again that straw man! Cuba is creeping to the mixed economy which works! China is well along the way but must recognize individual liberties and rights. Chavez-land is becoming the old Cuba.
Folks, this 62 old man demands facts rather than your a priori straw men! Again, read with comprehension rather than with those straw men in the background! A straw man argument makes assertions to which the opponent does not make herself: it is intellectually dishonest and otiose- lazy.

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johnston.cliff 11/11/10 - 08:03 am
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Socialism is as much a

Socialism is as much a disease as a philosophy. The historically ignorant are especially susceptible to catching it. The almost total collapse of the American government education system leave too many unprotected from this foolish disease. The LTE writer seems to be a terminal case, but there's always a chance of recovery.
Education seems to the best cure for this foolishness. Too bad all our government education system offers is indoctrination.
Parents, inoculate you children from this terrible and debilitating disease. If you don't, who will?

nofanofobama
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nofanofobama 11/11/10 - 08:07 am
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i kept reading looking for

i kept reading looking for the punch line..unfortunately i think the writer was serious. we need to look no further for examples of democratic voters. all Americans should have skin in the game...no American should be allowed to vote without paying federal taxes.. ie income taxes..if one does not contribute to the welfare of the country one should not be allowed to vote on the generosity of the tax payers..

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chascush 11/11/10 - 08:08 am
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‘The welfare clause -- our

‘The welfare clause -- our national social contract -- and other parts of the Constitution require us to redress income disparity through the minimum wage and redistribution of wealth. To further rectify the disparity, I recommend the living wage and a surge tax on the super-rich, as billionaires Warren Buffett and Bill Gates so want.’
This is pretty much what most liberal/progressives believe. I have more respect for bank robbers than I do most liberals. Bank Robbers have the guts to take a gun and go into a bank to demand money. Liberals don’t have the guts so they want the guvamint too steal the money and give it to them.

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justthefacts 11/11/10 - 08:17 am
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The AC must have had a

The AC must have had a limited amount of letters to choose from today. Or, they have a great sense of humor.

follower
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follower 11/11/10 - 08:39 am
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Justthefacts, I imagine the

Justthefacts, I imagine the AC has plenty to choose from, but allowed this one only to display the typical, supposedly educated, liberal thought process, which in reality is to speak and write without thought.

Then again, you may be correct and they just needed a laugh.

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Hatfield0278 11/11/10 - 08:55 am
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This has got to be a joke.

This has got to be a joke. Someone sat down and decided to write a satirical letter to the editor. Very clever and an excellent spoof of the kooky left! Well done Morgan-Lynn Griggs Lamberth.

Carleton Duvall
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Carleton Duvall 11/11/10 - 09:05 am
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Sorry, Lynn, you are talking

Sorry, Lynn, you are talking above my head. Bring it down a notch so that I can understand what you are trying to covey. "Straw man" may be a part of your language but I have no idea what you mean. I am from the WWII generation and my language skills are limited.

Taylor B
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Taylor B 11/11/10 - 09:41 am
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What the heck is a "regulated

What the heck is a "regulated free market?" Is that like a "jumbo shrimp?"

Taylor B
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Taylor B 11/11/10 - 09:49 am
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Oh, Inquiring Lynn is the

Oh, Inquiring Lynn is the letter writer. Makes sense now.

Carleton Duvall
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Carleton Duvall 11/11/10 - 10:07 am
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Got it, Taylor B. How did I

Got it, Taylor B. How did I miss that. This person writes a letter and then defends it in the comments section. I thought we were dealing with two lazy kooks who wants us to support him/her but, thankfully, we only have one. I can now take a nap.

kmb413
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kmb413 11/11/10 - 10:23 am
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So....you want the govt to

So....you want the govt to distribute the wealth, but you don't want them too?

Chillen
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Chillen 11/11/10 - 11:05 am
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Is this letter a joke? It

Is this letter a joke? It seems like it is written by a Republican acting as a Democrat to show the idiocy of their ideology.

KSL
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KSL 11/11/10 - 11:16 am
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This has to be the most

This has to be the most poorly written letter I have ever read.

Scooby and Taylor, y'all are funny.

KSL
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KSL 11/11/10 - 11:21 am
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"What I like about those two

"What I like about those two is that they (1) create jobs, (2) want to pay higher taxes -- yes, those tax shelters -- and (3) are donating most of their vast wealth to charity. This is rational, as opposed to just giving away all one's wealth!"

She likes that they are donating most of their vast wealth to charity, which is rational, as opposed to just giving away all of one's wealth????

And what does "want to pay more taxes--yes those tax shelters" mean?

And what is a surge tax?

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ozarkalien 11/11/10 - 11:35 am
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Why was this letter publish

Why was this letter publish did they not have any others? Maybe since this paper is so right lending it did this just to try and mock the left. There are poorly letters written from both the right and the left and it wouldn't surprise me that this paper would print this just to mock the left.

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ruudvonbaron 11/11/10 - 12:13 pm
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"With the growth of

"With the growth of government obligations, we are honoring the Declaration of Independence with its advocating the protection of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness"
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Good grief. I would suggest this person actually read some historical documents. The government has very few obligations and have failed miserably at those they do have. Providing healthcare, retirement funding, disability payments, housing, food, and general sustenance is not the proper or defined role of government and never has been.

Jackson
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Jackson 11/11/10 - 12:49 pm
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To the left, to the left, to

To the left, to the left, to the left, right, left.
Hey it is Veterans Day.
Hope y'all have a good one!

Taylor B
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Taylor B 11/11/10 - 12:52 pm
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Ruud, that's not very nice.

Ruud, that's not very nice. Using facts against liberal thought isn't fair game. Ha!

Carleton Duvall
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Carleton Duvall 11/11/10 - 01:00 pm
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Hey! KSL. Thanks for saying

Hey! KSL. Thanks for saying that I am funny. Didn't mean to be. After reading this idiotic letter I guess I got giddy in spite of myself. Had my nap as promised. Naps are important when one reaches 85. Now, what were we talking about. Oh! I remember. We were talking about spreading the money around so that those that won't work can live like Bill Gates. Boy, I am for that.

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howcanweknow 11/11/10 - 01:19 pm
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It's always difficult to

It's always difficult to decipher anything Morgan-Lynn / Inquiring Lynn writes. But, what you can understand is always so far out in LEFT field that it does indeed beat the comics. Maybe she's a Greenbaum relative?

KSL
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KSL 11/11/10 - 01:52 pm
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Lynn, you are kind of hung up

Lynn, you are kind of hung up on the straw man phrase today, aren't you?

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