When Do We Say “Enough?”

After reading the letter by Helen Philpot in the August 28-September 3, 2009 issue of The Atom Tabloid titled “I really mean it”, I feel strongly compelled to respond.

Ms. Philpot’s rant regarding questionable hairstyles at the town meetings seems to conclude that what a person looks like somehow invalidates the content of what they are saying. I believe that she has totally missed the point of the opposition to the government takeover of the healthcare because of her deep, almost irrational, disdain for those on the political right.


I believe that most will agree that there needs to be some level of reform of healthcare, in order to control the ever increasing-costs, but another takeover of a private industry by an already-bloated government is certainly not the answer.

None of the bills proposed by the Democrat-controlled house or senate details exactly how the government will be able to pay for the uninsured (which includes non-citizens for some unexplainable reason) without increasing the tax burden on all of us. The wealthy citizens of our country cannot mathematically shoulder the ever-increasing tax demands that the government places upon them. As always seems to be the case, it will fall upon the middle class to fund the needed tax revenue to pay for this unnecessary government spending proposal.

We already know that both Medicare and Social Security have been completely mismanaged by our federal government and are now broke. We already know that our nation owes the Chinese government many trillions of dollars more than it ever did during the Bush administration. Exactly how much more money, and how much more control of our personal decisions, are we to turn over to the federal government than we already have? At what point does the average citizen say enough?

One of the stated reasons liberals were angry with President Bush was for his excessive spending, and yet it is somehow magically not important now that the democrats are in control of government? Please.

We need to look at ourselves as Americans first and always, and not as political partisans, Republicans, or Democrats. Liberty lost is liberty lost forever.

Kim Piersanti

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