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POLITICS: Liberals lost the ‘War on Poverty’

The protests and riots in Baltimore are just one example of failed liberal governance/policies.

Democrats have been throwing money and social service programs at poverty for years, and the poverty rated has not decreased. Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s 1965 study pinpointed the problem: a breakdown of the black family. Liberals denounced him as a racist.

Recently, a letter writer (TNT, 5-6) asked progressives to apologize for their failed policies. His letter was called “openly racist” by another writer (letter, 5-9). It’s hard to accept the truth.

Without the minority vote, Democrats can’t win most elections so they continue on

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BUDGET: GOP proposal dodges the real inequity

Re: “Republican budget proposes rejecting state labor contracts” (TNT, 4-1).

So the Republicans are going to solve the budget crisis and “wage inequality” amongst state employees with one great idea: a flat $1,000 raise for each of next two years. Pay workers of all levels equally.

Do they realize this is an idea basic to communism?

Wealth inequality is not the same as wage inequality. Stop the excuses for avoiding tax reform. Make the wealthy, whose income isn’t completely dependent on wages, share an equivalent burden with wage earners.

Washingtonians must pay equitably for the high-quality services we demand from

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US: Which party is really the dysfunctional one?

Re: “Democrats: Governance hurts American prosperity” (letter, 3-22).

If the writer were any farther off base he’d be tagged out.

There has not been a full-blown budget passed since 1997. Both parties work on continuing resolutions to fund the federal budget. Budgets are hard to pass when you have a party using thinly veiled Social Darwinism as its basis for prosperity. That means gutting as many social programs as you can. The Democrats simply won’t allow it.

The Affordable Care Act, or – as some disdainfully call it – “Obamacare,” that was rammed through has enrolled 10 million uninsured. This

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GOP: The party that gave us war and recession

Re: “Democrats: Governance hurts American prosperity” (letter, 3-22).

The letter writer states that a Republican president will create greater economic prosperity and restore our prominence in the world. He should think about his wish - then consult his history book.
On the watch of the last Republican president:

• Our North American soil was attacked by foreign terrorists on 9-11-01.

• The economy slithered into the worst recession since the Great Depression.

• More than 4,800 of our finest men and women met their deaths because of a still ongoing search for “weapons of mass destruction” in Iraq. As a result

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CONGRESS: Republicans aren’t so easy to herd

Re: “Republicans in Congress adrift, out of control” (Eugene Robinson column, 3-17).

Robinson suggests that the Democratic Party, as directed by Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, looks like a model of unity and discipline when compared to the Republican Party.

It is easier to lead a herd whose common and primary goal is bigger government. When in charge, we know that those two generally did not allow legislation that did not lead to that goal to arrive at President Obama’s desk. Legislators who positively contribute individually to the entrepreneurial spirit are more difficult to corral.


GOP: Letter to Iran went too far

Re: “Republicans’ letter says any US-Iran pact needs Congress’ OK” (TNT, 3-10).

When the conservative, Republican-leaning New York Daily News headlines “TRAITORS,” referring to the 47 GOP U.S. Senators who signed the letter to Iran, you know the stunt went way, way, way too far!

Imagine, for a moment, if Democrats who opposed the invasion of Iraq – rightly, it turned out! – had sent a letter to Saddam Hussein saying that they opposed the action of their own government! Or, if Congress had sent a letter to Premier Khrushchev sabotaging the Kennedy Administration’s negotiations during the Cuban Missile Crisis!

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US: Third party needed to buck wealthy elite?

First, it was in Greece, where citizens organized to take back their government from the wealthy elite. On Jan. 25, 45-year-old Alexis Tsipras won election as prime minister of Greece. He ran on the leftist third party Syriza platform, “Serve the people, not private interests.”

On Jan. 31, thousands of Spaniards filled the streets of Madrid saying “No to austerity and yes to change,” led by a new leftist party, Podemos (Spanish for “We Can”). Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias is a 36-year-old political scientist.

The leaders of both these revolutions are young persons, and both represent a third party. Will

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BENGHAZI: Little reporting on GOP findings

For several years, the Republicans have been blowing the horn about “Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi” in an attempt to indict our president for events with that terrible terrorist attack on our diplomats on Sept. 11, 2012.

But lo and behold, by a report of a committee chaired by none other than Republican hawk congressman Darrell Issa, we now know that a predominantly Republican investigation found no intelligence failure in the Benghazi attacks.

Indeed, the Republican-led House Intelligence Committee concluded that the CIA and U.S. military responded appropriately to the attacks on U.S. facilities in Benghazi and dismissed allegations that the Obama

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