Cut benefits rich, not needy

Isn’t it nice we are all getting rebates and the rich get 43 percent of it while our schools are in great financial need?

We can be proud of teachers that buy classroom materials so they can teach, an estimated $600 per year out of pocket.

We can be proud of seniors without enough funds to buy their prescriptions.

We can be proud of a president that wants to drill in Alaska’s pristine wilderness so we can have six months of gas and great profits for the rich.

We can be proud when he said that he would solve our gas problems by calling in our chips from foreign governments for more oil – when is that call going out?

You can be proud of your rebate as one in six children do not have enough food.

You can be proud of a president that wants to undo some of our environmental laws, to pay off his oil friends.

You can be proud of a president that’s going to build a trillion-dollar missile defense system, causing another arms race. After all, a bomb can be brought into this country easily in a suitcase, what’s to stop a hundred from coming in?

Yes, you can be proud of a president that is solving our national problems by sending you a check. The poor are once again left out.

I’m 66 years old and once in my lifetime we had a government surplus large enough to do something on a grand scale to solve our education problems, establish social security and help the less fortunate and other ills.

Now that the Republicans have bought us off and made the rich richer, I for one am not proud of this president and his party. Just think what could have been accomplished.

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