Readers weigh in on taxes in today’s letters to the editor.
Pick of the day: Awaiting divorce, redneck style
Re: “One nation — divisible,” Nov. 25 commentary on splitting red states from blue:
I second the noble idea of bringing to fruition President Obama’s dream of dividing America. Since we reds will finally be free of the federal government, its taxes, regulations and other interferences with our rights, we’ll do very well.
Finally, we’ll have the capital to build charter schools, pave pot-holed interstates, build a military supported by the people it protects, and be even more charitable to the truly needy and unfortunate.
While the blues get Charlie Rangel, Bernie Madoff (he’ll be pardoned, right?), Eliot Spitzer, Eric Holder and Anthony Weiner, can we have Barney Frank, Chris Dodd and Al Gore? They’ll give us all the entertainment we need as we sit around clinging to our guns (in case you decide to annex our religion, upon which the principles of America were founded) and sipping our sour mash whiskey (as we wean ourselves from chardonnay).
These towers of leadership and legality will help us turn away from Hollywood’s finest. We rednecks marvel at the innate ability of uneducated comedians to tell us we just don’t get the “new” America. Editorial constraints prevent me continuing, but it’s a start, right?
JON L. PALMER