Letter To The Editor
It seems that every day I receive another mailer from Frank Petrone and the Huntington Democrats blaming me, a Tea Party supporter, for all the problems our nation faces. Supposedly, we Tea Party supporters are all radicals with “backward views”. Really?
I guess working every day of my life since I was 12 in the private sector without government assistance now a days is pretty radical stuff? Do they find it radical that I have to pay the government 50% of my income so they can waste it on big government programs like Obamacare? I am sure to them it’s radical that I served voluntarily for 15 years in government on the Huntington School Board, with no pay or benefits? Even scarier to them must be that I was part of a radical School Board that paid off virtually all its long term debt (while the Town accumulated hundreds of million in debt)?
Worse, my Tea Party behavior extends to embracing religion, including attending the Catholic Church. And yes my “backward views” include believing in limited government, lower taxation, and lower debt to pass on to our kids. Yes to Frank Petrone and Mark Cuthbertson these beliefs in 2013 are “out of touch” radical positions that must be discredited, smeared and maligned.
One last radical idea I believe in, after 20 years it’s time for Supervisor Petrone and company to move on.