POSTED ON DECEMBER 15, 2010:
Love Letters/Hate Mail
Middle Class Unite Dear Editor:
I want to express my indignation with congress that seems intent on giving away hundreds of billions of dollars to millionaires and billionaires as a tax break, when we must borrow the money from foreign bankers in China and Saudi Arabia and my children and your children will be picking up the bill for decades. Where is any iota of fiscal responsibility in this despicable agenda? It is reported that the richest 1 percent of Americans now earn 23 percent of all income in this country; 23 percent which is more money than the bottom 50 percent of Americans combined earn. The rich are the only sector of this economy that has thrived during the recession, reporting record returns and profits even as the poor become more desperate and the middle class fights to stave off financial ruin and poverty, or is forced to adjust to a more precarious financial future. We don't have to become victims of this fiscal fiasco. Reject the entrenched power structure and herd mentality of the two parties that have led us to the edge of the abyss. I urge the middle class to fight to dismantle the pay-to-play system through which candidates are elected into parties that no longer represent the middle class! I urge all Americans to express outrage at this ruinous policy! Finally, I urge everyone to reject any government policy that does not advance and strengthen the economy for the middle class, and hold representatives accountable if they support this attack on the middle class.
-Bruce A. Boggs
Energy Crisis Dear Editor: (In response to "Green Tide" in the Nov. 25-Dec. 1 issue of Urban Tulsa Weekly)
What a waste of my money. I save my money because the federal government gets the money for this program by stealing money from me by raising the taxes I have to pay.
I hope the new traffic lights the city bought address the fact that LEDs don't burn as hot as the older-style lights, and thus don't melt snow. Other cities that have installed LED traffic lights learned about this problem with their first snow, when the snow wasn't melted off by the heat from the lights. Drivers couldn't see what color the lights were; they didn't know whether it was green and they could go or red and thus they needed to stop. But, hey, at least they were using less energy ... -Sammy the Dog Proud Natives
(In response to "Ask a Mexican" in the Dec. 2-8 issue of Urban Tulsa Weekly)
Hola Dude. Wha's SUP? You know this mess about all the illegals entering into America and how many are over here now without proper paperwork, permissions etc. It would seem that Mexico has lost it's appeal! To say the least. Yet when I meet many of the Hipanics now here, so many hold themselves above Americans. (The "ways" of most Hipanics seem to be so highly well thought of -- to them anyway.)
I think it was on CNN sometime ago that an estimated 700,000 illegals crossed the borders in this past year alone.
Now it seems we're running out of Vans to hide them in and one-bedroom apartments to provide proper living quarters for many of them.
In my experience, a number of Mexicans inflict "their ways" of doing business on Americans now.
If their way of doing business is so great then why are so so so many Mexicans getting out of Mexico like there's no tommorrow?
'Esplain dis one, dude ...
-Yo Soy Gabacho
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