Sweder should provide sourcesPublished 10:04am Wednesday, August 31, 2011
With regard to the letter submitted by Liz Sweder (Aug. 23, 2011, Daily Journal), I would like her to provide sources for her following statements: “Many conservative Republicans do not support public education;” and “they are more interested in enriching themselves through unbridled and unregulated competition than …;” and ” … want to decrease school funding and cut taxes so they will have more money for their own personal use.”
Ms. Sweder, there are many, many Democratic multi-millionaires just as there are many, many Republican multi-millionaires — did you know that? And cutting taxes has been proved through the centuries to promote economic well-being and I fail to understand from where you received this (false) information regarding personal use? There are other items in your letter that I take issue with, these two are what have really bothered me.
“There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt.” — John Adams 1826
(In about 2 1/2 years our country has gone from an $8 trillion debt to more than $14-1/2 trillion dollars. Many presidents and Congresses contributed to the first figure and the second number was reached by a Democratic president and a Democratic Congress.)