Letters to the Editor

Tea party, capitalism, not socialism, will revive nation

In response to all the Occupy and left-wing socialists, I’d like to point out a little about capitalism.

Instead of spending all your time whining about the 1 percent, do something to become one of the 1 percent! If you spent as much time working on ways to make money as you do standing on street corners asking the “gummet” to help you, maybe you’d become one of the 1 percent. You are picketing in the wrong place. You need to be standing in front of the White House, Senate or House office buildings.

The problems we have were mostly orchestrated by Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) and his supervision of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which encouraged (read “forced”) the banks to finance houses for people who couldn’t afford them. This eventually resulted in a failing housing industry and caused the current recession. Yes, the banks were equally responsible but only as directed by the government.

Why hasn’t Congress made the banks that were too big to fail break up like they did with AT&T 30 years ago? If they had done so, no one would have been “too big to fail.”

This is your fault, Mr. Citizen, because you are the one who was watching “American Idol” and “Dancing with the Stars” instead of paying attention. If you don’t watch the hen house, the fox will surely get the hens.

You have now elected an academic president who has no clue how to run the business of a county. There’s way too much misinformation being spread around by the media that only shows one side ... unlike Fox News.

Stand with the Tea Patriots and we’ll clean up the mess brought on by both parties.

Frank Eldridge

Palma Sola