2011-03-11 / Letters

Too Comfortable With The Rich

Dear Editor,

Here is a letter I wrote to Brian Schweitzer, Governor of Montana:

Dear Governor,

I was looking at your state and much to my surprise I see that you have a surplus of $355 million. In these troubling times that is truly amazing. And what is even more amazing is that you have union contracts with all your employees, and bargaining rights similar to the Wisconsin bargaining rights. The clowns that are representing the workers in Wisconsin should take their heads out of their rear orifices and bring you along to show the union busters the other side. You are a Democrat through and through. The entire country should know about you, and how you are running your state. Maybe other Governors are too embarrassed and are unable to face reality. Maybe you could tell President Obama to take another look at his advisors and shake the hell out of them. Maybe you could take some of your surplus money and purchase a comfortable pair of shoes for him and get his ass on the picket line in Wisconsin. Governor, this problem is going to escalate big time. I am astonished that the president’s men have not gotten a handle on it yet.

The citizens are angry. They realize that our government is too comfortable with the rich. They now realize that our government put the same CEOs back in charge of the banks. The same ones that destroyed the banks and the first thing the CEOs did with the bailout money was to reward themselves with unheard of bonuses. And the Obama administration tells the American people that this is all legal. The people are saying it is not OK, especially the ones loosing their homes and unable to feed their children. It is comical to see Mitch McConnell and John Boehner insisting on tax cuts for the rich, the same rich that made more money in the past year than ever before in a single year, and it’s more shocking to see the President go along with it. This is all coming back to bite them where the sun don’t shine. Mr. Governor, this is your moment to shine. Your state can be the example for the union movement. It is absurd to blame the state of the economy on the blue collar working class, and the workers are not going to take it any-more. They are as mad as hell. John Denver wrote beautiful songs, and one of his songs starts out with, ”there’s a storm across the Valley,” Maybe the President should take a good look at the storm and make plans to head it off. If he doesn’t do it soon he’ll have a lot more to worry about than Quadafi, or anything else that is going on in the Middle East.

JOHN BAXTER

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