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Rich not to blame

The left is right? The top 10 percent pay 72 percent of the income taxes. The bottom 50 percent pay 3 percent. The “poor” get food stamps, subsidized housing, phone service, Medicaid, day care and schooling.

The left demonize achievers, employers, anyone who is successful without a government handout. The “rich” support all this idiocy. Half our budget is for entitlements. You’ve destroyed our country trying to keep pork flowing to the endless programs for the “poor.”

My mother qualified for food stamps. She wouldn’t take them. She told me my children would have to pay for them. Why can’t people on the left realize there isn’t enough money to pay for all the junk they feel they’re entitled to?

Now the nipples are drying up. Who’s to blame? The “rich” of course. Isn’t that what the Democrats have preached to them all these years? Do the “poor” invest in anything, hire anybody, risk everything for success? No.

You won’t be “happy” until everyone is as miserable as you. Stop reading and go back to sucking on that nipple while there’s a drop or two left.

Lyle Olson

Otis Orchards



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