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POLITICS: What’s important?

Letter by Craig Chilton, Bonney Lake on Oct. 31, 2011 at 2:45 pm | 10 Comments »
October 31, 2011 2:45 pm

I enjoy reading Eugene Robinson’s columns. It shows how much we disagree.

In his 10-30 column, Robinson tells us there is little opportunity for the poor: “opportunity should be more than just an empty word.” Empty word? There are thousands of Hispanic immigrants working hard and sending millions back home to their families. Asian immigrants open small businesses and work 12 hours a day. They save judiciously and send their kids off to medical school. No opportunity?

On 10-11, The News Tribune published Robinson’s column “What’s not to love about the Occupy Wall Street protests?” I don’t love the smell of body odor tinged with marijuana or anybody that trashes our city parks. The protesters have been innovative though. I never would have come up with the idea of getting a job by camping in a park for six weeks.

I also enjoy hearing President Obama’s speeches. He and the crowd always have so much fun talking about alligators in a moat along the southern border and mocking candidate Scott Brown’s green truck. In a recent speech, Obama stated the Republican jobs plan will cause dirtier air and dirtier water. Is that before or after the Republicans cut down all of the trees in the national forests?

The Republicans need to have more fun. They are always talking about the national debt, job creation and our children’s future. That must be what’s important.

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