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ECONOMY: Blame right-wing radicals for fiscal cliff

Letter by Fred LaMotte, Steilacoom on Dec. 24, 2012 at 2:19 pm | No Comments »
December 24, 2012 3:04 pm

Let’s stop pretending that Congress is dysfunctional and government doesn’t work.

The fact is, a gang of far-right Republican radicals hold Congress and our economy hostage, and subvert the very process of democracy, not because they have a coherent political philosophy, but because they hate our president more than they love America.

These radicals devote their political lives to making Barack Obama fail. They know that by blocking economic progress, they also block progressive achievements like health care, gun control and immigration reform. Provoking the American people to anger against our federal government is part of their scheme to start what is virtually a second civil war and returning sovereignty to the states.

Supporters of the NRA, these Republican vigilantes promote civilian armament with military assault weapons. Their constituents are wing-nuts with a conspiracy theory that would be funny if it wasn’t dangerous: They think they need paramilitary weapons to fight Obama’s black helicopters when they try to impose “one world socialist government” on America. Their numbers, as well as their weapons, have skyrocketed since we elected our first black president.

Time to call out these congressional demagogues for what they are: provocateurs of domestic terror. They, not government, are the problem.

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