Democrats can be wealthy, too

This is in response to a letter to the editor titled “Experts on Poverty.” The writer is typical of the liberals who are running scared this election cycle.

I guess flashbacks of the 2010 shellacking the Democrats took in the midterms has him nervous. He slams some conservatives for being born into wealthy families and claims that they don't understand that the handicapped and seniors are citizens. Then he quotes Barry Goldwater, a conservative, to make his point.

Let's look at some wealthy Democrats who were born into wealth and making money off the government. Dianne Feinstein’s husband is making millions off the sale of Post Office buildings. She tried to block the sale of them until her husband’s firm won the contract. Barbara Boxer’s husband has made millions representing union workers, most of which were government workers, in worker's compensation cases. Nancy Pelosi pushed for a piece of legislation that would directly enrich her financially. Pelosi owns a major stake in a company that saw its share prices rise significantly when the legislation passed.

Last but not least, Barrak Obama. His wealth went from just a little over $1 million in 2008 to over $12 million in 2014 on a 400k a year salary. This group cares more for the illegal citizen than the legal citizen. Just ask veterans who can't get health care.

Yes, here are your liberal experts on poverty who are the darlings of MSNBC, CNN, ABC, CBS and NBC. I will quote Charles Barkle, basketball legend, “Poor people have been voting for Democrats for the last 50 years and they are still poor.”

Tom Quattlebaum

Newnan



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