Left exposes itself I
Thanks to the Trib for presenting a forum for leftists to expose themselves in all their ignorant and arrogant glory.
The letter “Just doing its job” (June 9 and TribLIVE.com) about the IRS exposed contempt for anyone questioning a government agency's authority and labeled voters of a differing opinion as whiners who should keep silent.
Its Democrat author, Tom Balya, former Westmoreland County commissioner, further showed his ignorance of the tea party and its funding by comparing it to greedy multinational corporations that cheat on their taxes.
The wealthiest are supporters of the Democratic Party — the likes of GE, Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Mark Cuban and others. Mitt Romney is not even in the same league as these super-rich corporate giants.
Large corporations and international unions support the left because it is in their financial interest to have a well-regulated and controlled population of consumers/workers; individual rights or questioning attitudes are of little interest to them.
I believe it was during the Nuremberg trials that “just doing my job” was government workers' defense. Mr. Balya, do you believe the political contributions you received were not tax-deductible? The tea party is working-class people and small-business owners.
Legitimate authority is granted from the people to servants sworn to uphold the Constitution. It's citizens' right and duty to keep a watchful eye on those who would corrupt the system to gain selfish power.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Missile defense, not talks
- Majority defied
- More answers, please
- ... Or free-riding fad?
- Positive & healthy ...
- Thanks for the coverage
- Ferguson & contradictions
- Sticker shock
- Blame judges
- Thomas’ ‘humanity’
- ‘Trust’ in God