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Usually Mr. Garon just rants, but it’s much more entertaining when he mentions a few specifics. This is because his specifics are so poorly thought out and presented. In his last letter he refers to the Benghazi scandal as fabricated. In one sense he hit the nail on the head. The bogus storyline on Benghazi was fabricated by the administration from the beginning. That’s why there were 12 rewrites of the talking points before they had the final lie ready for the public.

As facts have come out, what happened is very easy to see. Obama was campaigning on successfully winning the battle against terrorism, killing Bin Laden and having al-Qaida on the run. Beefing up security at Benghazi or closing that outpost would have been seen by Obama’s opponents as an admission that terrorism was not as under control as he was proclaiming. So they turned down extra security for Benghazi and hoped they could get away with it as the election was only a couple of months away. Well they didn’t get away with it and four died.

Obama was notified of the attack when it was still going on at 5 p.m. Did he go to the situation room as Americans were fighting for their lives? No, he went to Vegas for a campaign event. There are four dead Americans, Mr. Garon. I don’t think the situation seemed fabricated to them.

Next, Mr. Garon mentions the IRS scandal and calls it fabricated too. That one will be a bit tough for you, Mr. Garon, since you are saying that a scandal is fabricated that the IRS itself has already apologized for. Then Mr. Garon says the Tea Party has no new ideas. Well the Tea Party’s main focus is reducing government so it can live within its means and not bury today’s grandchildren under a crushing load of debt. Considering the spending and money printing binge our government is on, the concept of living within your means would be about as new an idea as this government has ever seen.

Mr. Garon talks about the gap between the rich, middle class and poor. Lets talk about the gap between the taxpayers and the tax consumers. Almost half of the country has no problem voting for more and more government handouts because they pay no taxes. Even with the middle and upper classes paying what they do we are hundreds of billions of dollars short that must be borrowed or printed (your grandkids will love you for this). If we keep going down this road we will eventually end up with the chaos that an economic collapse brings, the kind of chaos that tends to signal the end of individual rights. If you look at the kind of wealth redistribution that left-wing zealots like Mr. Garon advocate, you will find it summed up nicely in the papers Karl Marx wrote where he basically states from each according to his ability and to each according to his need.

Unfortunately, the kind of socialism that Marx and the left espouse has an almost unbroken record of failure. Yet the left continues to feel that if it is tweaked just right it can somehow succeed despite its unbroken record of disaster.

Mr. Garon then talks about upward mobility. These days that’s a lot easier for Obama supporters than opponents. Apple is criticized for avoiding taxes, yet Obama supporter Google skates on the same issue. Well it took 40 years, but the Democrats now have somebody that makes Richard Nixon look like a piker by comparison. The economy and the government function best when the people have at least some belief in the government’s honesty and integrity. I don’t think anyone can say that they have that trust now.

GEORGE ALGER
Placerville

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