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Letter to the Editor
Thursday, June 13, 2013, 8:55 p.m.

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 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.

William Wright

Slippery Rock

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