We in Tacoma are lucky. Why? Two reasons: 1. Our liquor system was recently privatized, and 2. The News Tribune printed a letter to the editor from a disgruntled voter.
Rarely do such events combine to make such a timely point, and that point is this: Those who swallow the swill of corporate advertising are bound to end up choking on it.
The letter writer showed his obvious lack of research by bemoaning the taxes that were so clearly stated in the initiative he supported – the initiative written and financed by corporate interests.
Let this be a warning to all of you considering voting for the corporate favorite, Mitt Romney. Read the Romney-Ryan budget plan.
Understand that it means the end of Medicare as we know it. Understand that the elimination of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) means that children older than 18 will no longer have health insurance under a parent’s policy. Understand that if you have a pre-existing condition, you will not be able to get health insurance.
If experience is the best teacher, we in Tacoma are verging on a master’s degree. Use it wisely.