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Regarding David Henderson’s letter “Vote the Republicans out” (June 3): “We can’t change these Tea Party Republicans,” he says. The Tea Party is not an organized group of people. It is simply those Americans, Republicans and many good old-fashioned Democrats, who believe that the Constitution has produced the greatest nation ever, and lifted the freedom and living standards of more people than all other systems put together. Tea Partiers are determined to preserve it.

They believe that Washington, D.C., has grown far too big and intrusive in our lives; that government borrowing, wasteful and corrupt spending borders on insanity; and that private enterprise, not the government, produces jobs. Tea Party people are conservative in that they want to preserve what has worked so well in this country.

Mr. Henderson speaks of an “all-out war on women.” If anyone is guilty of that it must be Planned Parenthood, some members of which believe in killing girl babies in the womb. Other than that, what is the all-out war on women?

He states that the Republican Party wants to ban contraception. It has been a tenet of the Catholic clergy that contraceptives are wrong. The president wants to force the taxpayers to pay for all women’s contraceptives, including institutions run by the Catholic clergy, so they are suing because it is an infringement of their religious liberty. Polls indicate the majority of Catholic clergy vote Democrat. It is irrational to say that Republicans want to ban contraceptives.

He says the Republicans want to ban family planning. If anything, Republicans want to encourage married couples to be especially thoughtful and prayerful about using the God-granted power to create children – i.e., will they love them dearly, care for and pay for their education, etc.?

Then Mr. Henderson deals with the much-worn-out “millionaires and billionaires” line. Wealthy people pay by far the majority of taxes, and nearly half of the people pay none.

I am glad that we live in a land where the most humble person of any color or creed can become wealthy by providing new products, goods and services that benefit others and that consumers will pay for; and in the process these entrepreneurs hire many people at good salaries and pay the majority of taxes. Then, if the government doesn’t take it when they die, their estates can build Kroc centers, libraries, and many other great things for people.

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Techfan
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Techfan 06/21/12 - 05:05 am
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"The Tea Party is not an

"The Tea Party is not an organized group of people." Tea Party Patriots- Founded by FreedomWorks (founded by Dick Armey-funded by Scaife, Bradley,etc.) which was a merger of Citizens for a Sound Economy (founded by Koch Industries-funded by Koch, Scaife, Bradley, Castle Rock (Coors), Olin, etc.)and Empower America (affiliated with the Claremont Institute-funded by Scaife, Bradley, Castle Rock, Olin, Roe, etc.) which is affiliated with the Tea Party Express, which were buses that went around the country that was funded by Rupert Murdoch (Fox) , the Unification Church (Moonies, The Washington Times), and back to Dick Armey and FreedomWorks, etc.. There are more looping links between other right wing think tanks and billionaire funders. The end result is, the Tea Party IS an organized group of people with incestuous ties to dozens of right wing think tanks funded by dozens of the same billionaires that fund every right wing group out there.

Techfan
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Techfan 06/21/12 - 05:49 am
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"I am glad that we live in a

"I am glad that we live in a land where the most humble person of any color or creed can become wealthy" The following study was done in 2005, pre recession, so I'm sure the numbers shown are higher than they would be today. Head of household and partner who start off in the less than 50% income bracket have a 9%-10% chance to make it to an income of $120,000 in 30 years.
http://www.columbia.edu/~tad61/riches112805.pdf

paperguy2
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paperguy2 06/21/12 - 10:37 am
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What's your point, techfan?

Techfan apparently would prefer a society where all is equal and there would be a zero chance of increasing your income from less than 50% to $120,000.

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