Letter: Hard- working middle class subsidized those causing GOP recession, he saysTO THE EDITOR: Should I spend my time fact-checking local writers who represent the right, I would need more than the 300-word allotment every week.
By: Martin Gaslin, Ellsworth, Pierce County Herald
TO THE EDITOR: Should I spend my time fact-checking local writers who represent the right, I would need more than the 300-word allotment every week.
I cannot let Tom Winkler’s letter of last week go unanswered; he said, “Eric Holder and his Fast and Furious Mexican Gun Sale program is old news. America is, little by little, led down a road where we will be victims of our own ignorance.”
First, this program was not from the office of the AG. It was from the office of the ATF. Even though the ATF is run by the Attorney General’s office.
Tom wants to place blame on the AG, fine, but it wasn’t Holder who started it, it was started in 2006 under Gonzales. I’m sure Mr. Winkler is truthful, so he must be the victim of which he speaks.
Now to Mr. Thompson. He augmented his usual elegant language by quoting Cicero. Before he got to Cicero’s dark language, Mr. Thompson said, “Wealth has been stolen from people who made sound financial decisions, to bankers who made risky investments. Hard working people were taxed to buy worthless pieces of paper from billionaires.”
For once, I agree with Mr. Thompson. After Bush the junior and his Republican congressional majority gave two massive tax breaks to billionaires, the American middle class lost trillions of dollars of net worth. We hard-working middle class subsidized those who caused the great Republican recession.
Let me quote Cicero, “he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men.”
Thompson, the Tea Party and Cicero all appeal to base human nature. The use of words to disguise true intent is the common denominator.