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Accountability is the issue here

Posted: April 28, 2009 9:05 p.m.
Updated: April 29, 2009 4:55 a.m.
Mr. Horton ("Tea Partiers: Freedom isn't actually free," April 15) must think that many of us out in the real world are idiots. We are all well aware that it takes taxpayer money to support the military, infrastructure and education.

I recently watched some episodes of the recently (regrettably) canceled show "Arrested Development." There was a character in the show who was an attorney whose name reminded me of Mr. Horton's ramblings.

The character's name was Bob Loblaw. (Say it out loud, you'll get it. If you don't, well, too bad for you).

My point is, the complaint is not that we have to pay taxes, it's that there is no accountability for where the money is going.

California pays higher taxes than most of the states in the country, and yet we are still in a deficit situation?! I think it's time for the chimpanzees in Sacramento (and the federal government) to own up to what is going on (and I mean on both sides of the aisle).

In May's upcoming California special election, they want to extend the tax increases for two years, and the teacher's union wants to make a money grab for California's "rainy day fund."

Don't keep feeding the money-sucking machine in Sacramento - vote no on props 1A through 1E. (I'm still researching 1F; not sure on that one yet).

We don't need to hear people like Mr. Horton parroting the liberal rhetoric that the schools need more money, police and firemen need more money.

I am all for supporting schools, police and fire departments. I just want to make sure that the money goes to the actual students, officers and firemen to provide supplies, equipment and support to those who need it, not to bureaucrats, lobbyists and union leeches that use it for their own gain.

Mr. Horton, my family does my part; we pay our taxes. What you need to do is look at where the real problems are and focus your attention on how to correct what is wrong with the current system, not take jabs at freedom of speech and the right to protest.


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