New Castle News

November 5, 2013

Tea Party practices plenty of hypocrisy

By Staff
New Castle News

NEW CASTLE — Editor, The News:

Just when I thought Joseph Waltenbaugh’s hatred of President Obama and Democrats couldn’t get any more whacky and off the rails, he tops himself (letter, Oct. 15).

Waltenbaugh idolizes the characters of Ted Cruz and the Tea Party clown car. The “Tea Party” was founded and is being bankrolled by the Republican billionaire Koch brothers. (You’ll never hear that on Fox.)

Their agenda is no taxes for the rich and corporations, no regulations for business (abolishing the EPA, OSHA, the National Labor Relations Board), crushing the labor unions and the eventual privatization or elimination of Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, Head Start and everything else that helps the middle class and working poor.

While these Tea Party Republicans hyperventilate over “government spending,” they themselves stuff their own pockets with every penny of government money they can reach.

Several of those who were just elected received hundreds of thousands of dollars in farm subsidies. (You’ll never hear that on Fox either.)

What they get doesn’t count as “spending,” huh?

But that’s not the end of the hypocrisy — Tea Partiers go on and on about “big government” yet, again, they don’t hesitate for one minute to take advantage of every government subsidy, program, benefit and perk there is (government loans, pensions, health care, contracts and so on).

Robert Zbegan

Old Princeton Road

Shenango Township