To The Daily Sun,
In a recent letter to The Daily Sun, Mr. Ewing invited all dissatisfied Democrats to take a look at the Tea Party and join them. Well, I'm a Democrat and pretty dissatisfied with Congress, so I thought — what the heck — I'm game.
I took a look at a few of their candidates — announced and unannounced.
Senator Ted Cruz really likes shutting down the government and wants to eliminate the IRS.
Governor Rick Perry wants to eliminate the Departments of Commerce, Education and — oops.
Reverend Mike Huckabbe wants to win the war against Christianity. I'm a Catholic, so I guess I'm okay.
If I were non-Christian though, I'd be a little nervous. He also has quite the opinion of women. Apparently he thinks that women need "Uncle Sugar" to give them free contraception. This is because we can't control our libido. Hmm.
I think that the Tea Party wants smaller government and less taxes. That sounds pretty good. They also want to eliminate Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and, of course, Obamacare.
Now, I have a direct question for Mr. Ewing. What specific legislation, what specific policies, what specific agencies are set in place – ready to go-when all of this stuff is gone? Who's going to pay for all of these services? Before you say that the states will pick up the tab, what will happen to our state budgets? The money will have to come from somewhere.
I'm looking at a ton of rhetoric and no proposals. It's really easy to criticize and blame the Democrats.
I haven't seen a single solution put forth — just a bunch of noise.
June M. Huot
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