I guess it really is all about perception. Contrary to letter writer Betty O'Dell's analysis of tea party members, I have images of militia men, even Taliban.
These people want to destroy our lives by attacking and destroying our government. And they don't have the expertise or desire to improve our lives. They are willing to strip vulnerable Americans of their safety net.
And one example of what Americans can expect was the government shutdown without any regard for the consequences to the average American. The politicians took their salaries. The average American did not.I don't need to attend any tea party events. All I have to do is listen.
Also, listen to Paul Ryan, who could care less about the people.
Don't listen to the fiery rhetoric. Many dictators controlled the uninformed masses that way.
An example of television, a woman was asked about Obamacare. She went into a tirade against it. She was then asked what if it were replaced by the ACA. She thought that would be wonderful.
Pay attention, the tea party has nasty plans for all but the rich.
There are Americans who have organized in order to provide for needy hospitals, food and clothing. Yet we won't provide for needy Americans?
Even George W. Bush is giving himself to help AIDS victims in Africa.
Of course, the naysayers are not needy or they would get in line immediately. Sadly, some people only care about what's in it for them.
Congress is well-insured. Are our representatives supposed to be better off than their "bosses?"
Others get bogged down in facts and statistics. Here's a statistic: Charlene Dill of Orlando died because she was working three jobs and still couldn't afford medicine.
Gov. Scott should be proud in proving he doesn't need Obama. I am sure she is one of many.
I agree with Jackie Paszko. People need more compassion. But if we can't get it for the woman and her two dogs, we certainly can't get it for sick people.
So says the party of "no."