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Wednesday, April 22, 2009 • Posted April 22, 2009

Questions for “Tea Baggers”

Dear Editors,

What I’d like to know is . . .where were the “Tea Baggers” when the former administration was exploding the national debt from $5.6 trillion to $12 trillion?

And why are they protesting for less government regulation when the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act in 1999 was the major cause of the present financial collapse?

With the Glass-Steagall Act repealed, banks were allowed to merge with securities companies. That is when all the problems with bad mortgages started. Those problems are costing taxpayers hundreds of billions if not trillions of dollars. Does anyone remember the Savings and Loan scandals of the 1980’s? That was brought on by deregulation as well. Do “Tea Baggers” have any idea what they are asking for and why?

Why are “Tea Baggers” asking for lower taxes when our country is so deep in debt? As far as I can tell, taxes have not been raised. Future plans call for slightly higher taxes on incomes over $250,000. Most of us aren’t in that income level and never will be.

Here are some ideas for legitimate protests:

Protest the trillion dollar giveaways of taxpayer funds to the same financial institutions that caused the financial collapse. Does that make anyone else as furious as it makes me?

Protest the escalation of the war in Afghanistan and Pakistan. No logical mission explanation has been given for these wars. The wars will continue to drain our treasury and military with no benefit to anyone except a relatively small number of war profiteers.

Protest Obama’s refusal to investigate and prosecute the crimes of torture carried on by the former administration. So far, the Obama administration appears to be willing to continue the torture policies. Do we want to be that kind of country?

Larry Payne


325 247 4364

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