This is in response to the Lady that penned "Intimidating at first" on Nov. 1, 2013. I can tell from reading your past letters that you probably voted for the Kingsford Councilman that wrote a letter last week admitting that he doesn't know where the federal or state government gets their money from. No one is saving money by getting a "grant" from another taxpayer source.
Whether it be a subsidy or grant, a taxpayer had to pay money to the federal or state government for them to give that subsidy or grant.
There are those of us out here that are tired of paying "our fair share" just to see it wasted on things that politicians deem a necessity that in reality is not. Making sure your friends profit from others' labor is not a necessity.
What happened to being responsible for your own life?
Our Democrat politicians have embraced socialism, which history has proved never works, through all their Ponzi schemes, (Social Security, Medicare, and now Obamacare). Bernie Madoff is doing prison time for doing the same thing. This is nothing more than taking from one individual and giving it to another. Under FDR our federal government somehow became a charity and has been going downhill ever since.
I believe one of the Ten Commandments is "Thou shall not steal," but it seems to be acceptable for the government to do it.
"From each according to his ability, to each according to his need" - Karl Marx. Have Democrats become Marxists? I have read the Constitution and don't recall that being an article or amendment.
I also don't remember the gentleman from Little Rock getting a subsidy coming to my door and asking me if I would like to contribute to his health care policy. But through the Obama Administration he is spared that embarrassment. Taking unearned money from the government used to be shameful; evidently that time has long past.
I remember hearing somewhere that if you look around your neighborhood, not a single neighbor would go door to door asking for a handout but they will surely have no problem voting for a liberal/progressive politician in either party willing to steal it from you through taxes and give it to them.
Charles L. Rompalski