We've been conned

Dear Editor:We Americans have been conned into believing that the more money we are forced to give to government (taxes), the better off we will be. Both Progressive Republicans and Democrats have conditioned us to think that by turning to "big government" for "help/programs" that it will solve our problems. As we Californians can see by all the failure around us, the middle man, (government) is not working out the way they say it will. The progressives will say "Oh no. It's not government that is failing, but Capitalism that is failing". That is a lie. If you look around this great country of ours, you will see some states that are not hurting financially like Utah, Nebraska, Texas, New Hampshire and Virginia. And the states that are the worst off financially are Illinois, New York, Connecticut, California and New Jersey. Why the gigantic difference? That answer is easy. The States that are doing fine are all run by a majority of fiscally conservative politicians of both political parties. The states that are falling apart are run by the Progressives of both political parties. It's easy to say our problems are with the Republicans or the Democrats. It's not. It's the Progressive politicians in both parties who think they are smarter with our money than we are. If you look at any government that is not doing well or failing, I will guarantee you that Progressives are in the majority. Wake up Americans/Californians and start voting for fiscally conservative politicians to handle our hard earned money! - Jeffrey East, Downey

********** Published: March 5, 2010 - Volume 8 - Issue 46